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Record 1251

Reading Experience:

I have been reading in my Boat?Virgil, Juvenal, and Wesley?s Journal. Do you know the last? one of the most interesting Books, I think, in the Language. It is curious to think of his Diary extending over nearly the same time as Walpole?s Letters, which, you know, are a sort of Diary. What two different Lives, Pursuits, and Topics!
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 8 Oct 1850 and 8 Oct 1854
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: near Woodbridge
other location: In my Boat
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:Edward Fitzgerald
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 31 Mar 1809
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Poet and translator
Religion: n/a
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: John Wesley
Title: Journal
Genre: Sermon, Other religious, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 1251  
Source - Print  
  Author: Edward Fitzgerald
  Editor: William Aldis Wright
  Title: Letters of Edward Fitzgerald in 2 volumes
  Place of Publication: London & New York
  Date of Publication: 1894, repr. 1901
  Vol: 1
  Page: 292
  Additional comments: Edward FitzGerald to John Allen (written from Market Hill, Woodbridge), 8th October 1854

Citation: Edward Fitzgerald, William Aldis Wright (ed.), Letters of Edward Fitzgerald in 2 volumes (London & New York, 1894, repr. 1901), 1, p. 292,, accessed: 07 December 2023

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