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Record Number: 8424


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Nothing to put down these last two days unless I go back to my old practice of recording what I read, and which I rather think I left off because I read nothing and had nothing to put down: but last two days, read a little of Cicero's Second Philippic, Voltaire's Siecle de Louis XVI, Coleridge's Journey to the West Indies; bought some books...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1833 and 3 Jul 1833

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:

Charles Greville

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

2 Apr 1794

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

civil servant and diarist

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:

Cicero

Title:

Second Philippic

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8424

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Greville

Editor:

Edward Pearce

Title:

The Diaries of Charles Greville

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

118

Additional Comments:

Diary entry for 3 July 1833

Citation:

Charles Greville, Edward Pearce (ed.), The Diaries of Charles Greville (London, 2006), p. 118, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8424, accessed: 23 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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