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Record Number: 7408


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I must now mention some other books which about this time fell in my way. Among these an odd volume of the "Spectator" deserves particular notice. Where it came from or to whom it belonged, I never knew: I discovered it in my Master's kitchen. On opening it I was struck by the seeming oddity of its contents. As the book promised to give me a little amusement, I forthwith set about reading it. I was at first a good deal mystified about its author, character and design, yet I was much gratified with it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1805 and 31 Dec 1807

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

other location: at work, master's kitchen

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:

Thomas Carter

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Jul 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Apprentice tailor

Religion:

n/a

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:

[n/a]

Title:

Spectator, The

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

an odd volume

Provenance

read in situ
found in master's kitchen, perhaps then borrowed


Source Information:

Record ID:

7408

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carter

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memoirs of a Working Man

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1845

Vol:

n/a

Page:

79-80

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 79-80, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7408, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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