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Record Number: 7925


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At this time to amuse myself in my confinement I read the "Life of Pope Sixtus 5th." w'ch Miss Poole ... lent me. My son John Marsh showing and inclination to read this (who had before seldom evinced much taste for reading) I told him that as the book was borrow'd by Miss Poole he must get thro' it much faster than he did books in general, of w'ch a very few pages at a time... used to satisfy him. This book however, seem'd to catch his attention & he soon got through it, since w'ch time tho' he has never become a thorough reader, he has continued much more of one than he ever was before.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 5 Apr 1793 and 12 Apr 1793

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Chichester
location in dwelling: home

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 Marsh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

31 May 1752

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Musian / composer / gentleman

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:

[unknown]

Title:

Life of Pope Sixtus V

Genre:

Other religious, History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
Borrowed from a friend who had borrowed it from the library


Source Information:

Record ID:

7925

Source:

Print

Author:

John Marsh

Editor:

Brian Robins

Title:

The John Marsh Journals. The life and times of a gentleman composer (1752-1828)

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

536

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Marsh, Brian Robins (ed.), The John Marsh Journals. The life and times of a gentleman composer (1752-1828) (New York, 1998), p. 536, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7925, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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