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Record Number: 6600


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: pencil annotation at the end of the text of v.1 (ie p. 378): 'And this is given as the character of Louis the Fourteenth Pooh! P...! What a Prostitution of Talents [?] & Truth!' 'Is it that [?] can creep and pride that licks the dust' Two very brief notes on p. 342 and p. 182. Also has marginal marks | and * on various pages.

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

Scotland or India

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:

John Drummond Erskine

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Apr 1776

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

East India Company writer, later a landowner

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland or India

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jean de La Bruyere

Title:

Les caracteres de Theophraste et de La Bruyere, avec des notes par M. Coste

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Nouvelle edition, Paris: Chez Michel-Etienne David, 1776

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

6600

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: La Bruyere, Jean de, "Les caracteres de Theophraste et de La Bruyere, avec des notes par M. Coste", (Paris, 1776), various pages, [DH LIB 1807]. ,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: La Bruyere, Jean de, "Les caracteres de Theophraste et de La Bruyere, avec des notes par M. Coste", (Paris, 1776), various pages, [DH LIB 1807]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6600, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Likely period of annotations is 1790s to 1836 (ie JD Erskine as an adult).

   
   
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