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Record Number: 5960


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I returned home and read four chapters of Winn's abridgement of Lock[e] on the human understanding. The transition from such a dissipate scene [a party she has left] to the deep reflection of my study [...] was easier than I expected: how much more was I pleased with myself whilst thus exercising the faculties of a reasonable mind, in endeavouring to discover the sources of those faculties, to form them properly; to improve them, than when I was dipping a curtsey to one, forcing a smile for another, hearing nonsense from a 3rd or what is worse talking nonsense to a fourth.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

19 Feb 1779

Country:

England

Time

evening: after a party

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:

Anna Larpent

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1758

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Diplomat's daughter and civil servant's wife

Religion:

unknown

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:

John Locke

Title:

Essay on human understanding

Genre:

Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Abridged version by Winn

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

5960

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Anna Larpent

Title:

Diaries

Location:

Huntingdon Library

Call No:

HM 31201

Page/Folio:

Date 19 Feb 1779

Citation:

Anna Larpent, Diaries Huntingdon Library, p. HM 31201, p. Date 19 Feb 1779, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5960, accessed: 19 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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