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Record Number: 5474


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

William Blake, in copy of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Works (1798) vol I: " '... I read Burkes Treatise [on the Sublime and Beautiful] when very Young at the same time I read Locke on Human Understanding & Bacons Advancmt [sic] of Learning on Every one of these Books I wrote my Opinions & on looking them over find that my Notes on Reynolds in this Book are exactly Similar. I felt the Same Comtempt & Abhorrence then; that I do now.'"

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

William Blake

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1757

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/Illustrator

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edmund Burke

Title:

A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Philosophy, Arts / architecture, aesthetics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5474

Source:

Print

Author:

H. J. Jackson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

91

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

H. J. Jackson, Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (New Haven, 2001), p. 91, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5474, accessed: 23 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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