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Record Number: 9482


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In ["Ciceronianus" (published 1577; delivered c.1575)] [...] Harvey says he has been for nearly twenty weeks in his Tusculan villa, i.e. at his father's house in Saffron Walden, assiduously studying not only the greatest of the old Roman writers, but renaissance writers such as Sturm, Manutius, Osorius, Sigonius and Buchanan. He had given more time to Cicero than to all the rest put together, yet sometimes he had dropped Cicero on Friendship to take up Osorius on Glory'.

Century:

1500-1599

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1574 and 30 Jun 1577

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Saffron Walden
county: Essex

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:

Gabriel Harvey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1545

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:

Manutius

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9482

Source:

Print

Author:

Gabriel Harvey

Editor:

G. C. Moore Smith

Title:

Gabriel Harvey's Marginalia

Place of Publication:

Stratford-Upon-Avon

Date of Publication:

1913

Vol:

n/a

Page:

14

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gabriel Harvey, G. C. Moore Smith (ed.), Gabriel Harvey's Marginalia (Stratford-Upon-Avon, 1913), p. 14, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9482, accessed: 22 September 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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