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Record 12727

Reading Experience:

'After breakfast, when the sun burned too fiercely on deck, went below, threw off coat and waistcoat for coolness, and began to read Macaulay's essay on Bacon - "the great English teacher", as the reviewer calls him. And to do the reviewer justice, he understands Bacon, knows what Bacon did, and what he did not; and therefore sets small store by that illustrious Chimera's new "method" of investigating truth...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 18 Jun 1848
Country: at sea, Atlantic Ocean, between Cork and Bermuda
Time: morning: after breakfast
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 [on Bacon]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
officers' library aboard a 'man of war'


Source Information:

Record ID: 12727  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Mitchel
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Jail Journal
  Place of Publication: Dublin
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 25
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 25,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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