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Record 10797

Reading Experience:

'I was deeply engag'd in Homer & Burgesdicius, otherwise should have answer'd it [letter from John Potter] sooner. I hope you don't think I preferr'd the old musty Greek, or the trifling Logician to a correspondence with a valuable friend: no; twas neccesity not choice that restrained my pen.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 15 Apr 1739
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cambridge
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:Richard Hurd
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Jan 1720
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Scholarship at Emmanuel College Cambridge 1738 -41, beginning MA.
Religion: Church of England
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: Francis Burgerdiscius [Burgersdijk]
Title: Institutionum Logicarum
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 10797  
Source - Print  
  Author: Richard Hurd
  Editor: Sarah Brewer
  Title: The Early Letters of Bishop Richard Hurd, 1739-1762
  Place of Publication: Woodbridge
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 1
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Richard Hurd, Sarah Brewer (ed.), The Early Letters of Bishop Richard Hurd, 1739-1762 (Woodbridge, 1995), p. 1,, accessed: 07 December 2023

Additional comments:



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