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Record 10964

Reading Experience:

'Read the first 3 parts of the "Pursuits of Literature", of these the first I admire the most. There are people who will not allow that the author has either wit or learning, or is capable of writing good poetry. I think that wit & learning may be found in every page & that in some parts the poetry is excellent. I will give an example. Page 19. [Two pages of commentary and extracts]'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 13 May 1800
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Sheffield
location in dwelling: home
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:Joseph Hunter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Feb 1783
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: apprentice
Religion: Presbyterian
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: Thomas James Mathias
Title: The Pursuits of Literature [...] A Satirical Poem
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 10964  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Joseph Hunter
  Title: Fragment of a Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add 24, 880
  Page/folio: 11-12

Citation: Joseph Hunter, Fragment of a Journal British Library, p. Add 24, 880, p. 11-12,, accessed: 10 June 2023

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