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Record Number: 22550


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Many marginal notes include: "The marginal notes and lines are from Macaulay's Deux Ponts edition. NB I did not read through Aurus Gellius: but observed the contents of the chapter, glanced through the text if it excited my curiosity, and carefully read all, and all around, Macaulay's notes and marginal lines." "Wallington July 16 1918" "I am beginning to relish Aulus Gellius as much as my uncle did. (See the letter to Ellis of July 25 1836. Life and Letters Chapter VI)." "August 10 1918 George [G.M. Trevelyan] came to Wallington from Italy this morning." "August 13 1918 - Janet and the children left today - George yesterday". "August 12 1918 Wallington I say farewell to Aulus Gellius with regret; and am inclined to think I like him even as much as Macaulay. Perhaps a little better, because at 80 one is more of the age for trifles than at 35; and prettier trifling than the setting of the dialogues I hardly know."

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 16 Jul 1918 and 13 Aug 1918

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cambo
county: Northumberland
specific address: Wallington Hall

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

George Otto Trevelyan

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

20 Jul 1838

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Historian and statesman

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Aulus Gellius

Title:

Noctes atticae

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Valpy, 1824

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22550

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

MS notes in book cited below.,

Citation:

MS notes in book cited below., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22550, accessed: 20 January 2022


Additional Comments:

I have not transcribed all the MS annotations, many of which copy those in Macaulay's own notes made between 1836-7.

   
   
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