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Record Number: 24597


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

The Earl of Aberdeen to John Wilson Croker, in response to a query regarding quotation from Homer by Thucydides, 1 September 1846: 'I should have answered your letter sooner, but I had not a copy of the Life of Johnson at hand; and before writing to you, I wished to see the passage to which you refer. 'From the expressions of Johnson, it would appear that he thought the lines quoted by Thucydides were from the Iliad or Odyssey, in which case they certainly would not be found in any of our copies. But the quotation is from the hymn to Apollo. It is in the third book of his history, and in that part of it in which he gives an account of the extraordinary and barbarous proceeding, called by the Athenians the purification of Delos.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1846 and 1 Sep 1846

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Earl of Aberdeen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

James Boswell

Title:

Life of Samuel Johnson

Genre:

Classics, Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24597

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Louis J. Jennings

Title:

The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 t0 1830

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1884

Vol:

3

Page:

180

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Louis J. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 t0 1830 (London, 1884), 3, p. 180, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24597, accessed: 23 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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