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Record 10989

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Read "Edinburgh Review"; afterwards, for first time, after I know not what interval, a little Greek, viz. Plut. "Phocian" the same [...] as reccomended so many years ago by Fox and which put me first on reading "Plutarch's Lives"'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 25 Jun 1809
Country: England
Time: morning: after breakfast
Place: 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:William Windham
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 May 1750
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: government minister, 1806-1807
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Plutarch
Title: Phocian or Lives
Genre: Classics, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10989  
Source - Print  
  Author: William Windham
  Editor: Mrs Henry Baring
  Title: The Diary of the right Hon. William Windham
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1866
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 492
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William Windham, Mrs Henry Baring (ed.), The Diary of the right Hon. William Windham (London, 1866), p. 492, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10989, accessed: 19 June 2024

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