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Record Number: 5111


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Recd a parcel from William last night. I was at the time reading Boswell's Life of Johnson, but it was immediately laid down, for the entertainment I anticipated, from hearing how Cobbett stood...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

12 Sep 1826

Country:

England

Time

evening: evening

Place:

location in dwelling: at home

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:

Robert Sharp

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

22 Sep 1773

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

schoolteacher/parish official

Religion:

Church of England

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:

James Boswell

Title:

The Life of Samuel Johnson

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5111

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Sharp

Editor:

J. E. Crowther

Title:

The Diary of Robert Sharp of South Cave

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

64

Additional Comments:

co-editor P.A. Crowther

Citation:

Robert Sharp, J. E. Crowther (ed.), The Diary of Robert Sharp of South Cave (Oxford, 1997), p. 64, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5111, accessed: 21 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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