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Record Number: 3941


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

In my learning I do Xenophon every day and twice a week the Odyssey, in which I am classed with Wilberforce.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1813 and 22 Feb 1813

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Shelford

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 Babington Macaulay

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Oct 1800

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

HIstorian, critic, politician

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

A boy named Wilberforce


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Homer

Title:

The Odyssey

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3941

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Editor:

George Otto Trevelyan

Title:

Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

1

Page:

37

Additional Comments:

Letter of Feb 22, 1813, from Macaulay to his father.

Citation:

Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (Oxford, 1978), 1, p. 37, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3941, accessed: 19 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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