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Record Number: 6701


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Dr Young once told me, that Dr Hartley's Two Volumes on Man were the Most Original of any thing he had seen published of many years. He praised them; but owned, that one of them was abstruse'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

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:

Dr (Edward?) Young

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Christian

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:

David Hartley

Title:

Observations on Man

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Social Science

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

printed by Richardson, 1749

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6701

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Richardson

Editor:

John Carroll

Title:

Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1964

Vol:

n/a

Page:

293-4

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Richardson, John Carroll (ed.), Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson (Oxford, 1964), p. 293-4, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6701, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Letter from Richardson to Lady Bradshaigh, Feb 1754. Richardson is recommending books Lady B. might read.

   
   
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