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Record Number: 22599


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Copious MS notes, incl.: "The Midas was the first oration of Demosthenes which Macaulay gave me, as a schoolboy, to read ...The marks on the outer margin are copied from his Dindorf edition." MS dates of reading: April 13 1917 and Jan 16 1923. "Finished --- on the 30th Jan 1923 - the day on which a more exulted culprit than Midias was brought to account. How these masterpieces grow upon one's appreciation at each reading! I am now just halfway between 84 and 85; - nearly 70 years since I read the Midias for the first time." P.125: "Macaulay gave the the Meidias to read while I was at Harrow. His choice of books which he lent me while at school is significant. The Meidias, the Gorgias, the Plutus of Aristophanes, Quintus Curtius, Dialogues of the Dead of Lucian. When I was preparing for the Gregory Scholarship examination he gave me Juvenal with a translation on the opposite side."

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1917 and 1923

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

Cambo
Northumberland
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:

Christian

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:

Demosthenes

Title:

in Midiam

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Cambridge: University P., 1906

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22599

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=22599, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

I have not transcribed all the notes in this book

   
   
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