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Record 12726

Reading Experience:

'Reading - for want of something better - "Macaulay's Essays". He is a born Edinburgh Reviewer, this Macaulay; and, indeed, a type-reviewer - an authentic specimen-page of nineteenth century "literature". He has the right, omniscent tone, and air, and the true knac; of administering reverential flattery to British civilisation, British prowess, honour, enlightenment, and all that, especially to the great nineteenth century and its astounding civilisation, that is, to his readers. It is altogether a new thing in the history of mankind, this triumphant glorification of a current century upon being the century it is...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 17 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: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Title: Essays
Genre: Essays / Criticism, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
officers' library aboard a 'man of war'


Source Information:

Record ID: 12726  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Mitchel
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Jail Journal
  Place of Publication: Dublin
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 20
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 20,, accessed: 29 February 2024

Additional comments:



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