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Record 10014

Reading Experience:

"Now it was translating Tacitus, in order to try what was the utmost compression of style that I could attain.".."I went into such an enthusiasm over the original, and especially over the celebrated concluding passage, that I thought I would translate it, and correct it by Dr Aitkins, which I could procure from our public library".
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 12 Jun 1820 and 31 Dec 1820
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: Norwich
county: Norfolk
specific address: her parents house
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Harriet Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: n/a
Occupation: none
Religion: Unitarian Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Tacitus
Title: Agricola
Genre: Classics, Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 10014  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London,15 Waterloo Place. Smith, Elder, & Co.
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 101
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London,15 Waterloo Place. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1877), 1, p. 101,, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:

Separate report exists on Dr Aitkins translation.



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