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Record Number: 9710


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

To Miss Hunt Shirley, July 28, 1795 'I must tell you that I cannot help being quite reconciled to Cicero... If you have not yet met with it, only read, as a sample, the first book of his "Tuscular disputations", "de contemrenda morte", and I think you will agree with me, that with the addition of Christianity to confirm his supposition, and rectify a few mistakes in them, and the knowledge of the true state of the universe, no doctrine can be more perfect than his; and that half the modern books on the subject might have been spared, had the writers of them, before they began, read this dialogue.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Shirley

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:

Elizabeth Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

Dec 1776

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Daughter of a banker, writer

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:

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Title:

Tuscular Disputations

Genre:

Classics, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9710

Source:

Print

Author:

H M Bowdler

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Fragments in prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased, with some account of her life and character

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1809

Vol:

n/a

Page:

44

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

H M Bowdler, Fragments in prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased, with some account of her life and character (London, 1809), p. 44, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9710, accessed: 27 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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