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Record Number: 9539


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In the preface to Thomas Wilson's "The arte of Rhetorike, for the use of all such as are studious of Eloquence" (1567), the text recounts God's granting the gift of eloquence [to men] [...] Next to this passage Harvey inscribes his symbol for eloquence, the planetary sign of Mercury.'

Century:

1500-1599, 1600-1699

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1567 and 7 Feb 1630

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:

Gabriel Harvey

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1545

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/Academic

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:

Thomas Wilson

Title:

The arte of Rhetorike, for the use of all such as are studious of Eloquence

Genre:

Textbook / self-education, Rhetoric

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1567

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

9539

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia F. Stern

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Gabriel Harvey: His Life, Marginalia and Library

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1979

Vol:

n/a

Page:

141

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia F. Stern, Gabriel Harvey: His Life, Marginalia and Library (Oxford, 1979), p. 141, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9539, accessed: 24 July 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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