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Record Number: 373


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In the spring of 1826, after getting through Valpy's Delectus, and a part of Stewart's "Cornelius Nepos, " and also a part of Justin, but somewhat clumsily, with the help of Ainsworth's Dictionary, I commenced Caesar, and sped on well, so that by the time I had reached the third book, "De Bello Gallico, " I found myself able to read page after page, with scarcely more than a glance, now and then, at the dictionary. I remember wll myfirst triumphant feeling of this kind. I sat on Ping

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1826 and 31 May 1826

Country:

England

Time

morning: 5am

Place:

specific address: Pingle Hill, Gainsborough

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:

Thomas Cooper

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

20 Mar 1805

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

shoemaker

Religion:

Weslyan Methodist

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:

Caesar

Title:

Commentaries On The Gallic War

Genre:

History, Heraldry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

373

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Cooper

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Life Of Thomas Cooper

Place of Publication:

Leicester

Date of Publication:

1971/ 1872

Vol:

n/a

Page:

59 - 60

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Cooper, The Life Of Thomas Cooper (Leicester, 1971/ 1872), p. 59 - 60, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=373, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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