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Record Number: 28016


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Edward Young to Samuel Richardson, 8 May 1749: 'When I was in town, I ask'd you if you had read Dr Hartley's book. You told me you had not [...] I have since read it a second time, and with great satisfaction. It is certainly a work of distinction [...] It is calculated for men of sense [...] there is no man who seriously considers himself as immortal, but will find his pleasure, if not his profit, in it.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1749 and 8 May 1749

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:

Edward Young

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Hartley

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Philosophy, Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28016

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Title:

The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson [...] Selected from the Original Manuscripts Bequeathed by him to his Family

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1804

Vol:

2

Page:

25-26

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anna Laetitia Barbauld (ed.), The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson [...] Selected from the Original Manuscripts Bequeathed by him to his Family (London, 1804), 2, p. 25-26, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28016, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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