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Record Number: 5964


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[note in diary upon finishing Mackintosh's "Vindiciae Gallicae"]: 'As far as I am a Judge I think this work very well understood. The author is master on his subject & has the art of rendering others. HE is not scurrilous. He argues well, he seldom begs the question. He narrates what has passed in France, traces causes with precision - perhaps he speaks too strongly in the latter part. I gained much information from his work.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

19 Feb

Country:

England

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:

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:

James Mackintosh

Title:

Vindiciae Galliciae

Genre:

History, Politics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1791

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

5964

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Anna Larpent

Title:

Diaries

Location:

Huntingdon Library

Call No:

HM 31201

Page/Folio:

Date 20 Jan 1792

Citation:

Anna Larpent, Diaries Huntingdon Library, p. HM 31201, p. Date 20 Jan 1792, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5964, accessed: 26 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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