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Record Number: 24095


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I employed the day in reading Hume's "History", which enlarged my views, filled me with great ideas, and rendered me happy'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

20 Feb 1763

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

James Boswell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

29 Oct 1740

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

lawyer, diarist, and biographer of Samuel Johnson, and heir to the Auchinleck estate in Ayrshire

Religion:

Catholic

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

David Hume

Title:

History of England

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24095

Source:

Print

Author:

James Boswell

Editor:

Frederick A. Pottle

Title:

Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1982

Vol:

n/a

Page:

212

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Boswell, Frederick A. Pottle (ed.), Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 (London, 1982), p. 212, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24095, accessed: 23 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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