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Record 12724

Reading Experience:

'The routine of the "Scourge" has grown familiar; and one tires of unbroken fine weather and smooth seas. No resource for me but the officers' little library. Therefore I must have been sleepily pouring over Dana's "Two Years before the Mast": a pleasant, rough kind of book, but with something too much hauling of ropes and "handing" of sails it in. ...I have been reading also "The Amber Witch", a most beautiful German story, translated into English, by Lady Duff Gordon.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Jun 1848
Country: at sea, Atlantic Ocean, between Cork and Bermuda
Time: n/a
Place: other location: on board ship "Scourge", man of war
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:John Mitchel
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Nov 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: author, Irish Nationalist, under arrest for Treason
Religion: Presbyterian family
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: at sea, Atlantic Ocean, between Cork and Bermuda
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Richard Henry Dana
Title: Two years before the mast
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
officers' library on board a 'man of war'


Source Information:

Record ID: 12724  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Mitchel
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Jail Journal
  Place of Publication: Dublin
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 19
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 19,, accessed: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:



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