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Record 12783

Reading Experience:

'Have been reading the "Quarterly Review" on Lyell's tour in North America. The "Quarterly" rejoices, quite generously, in American Art, and "Progress", and so forth - but is mainly solicitous that the Americans should - for their own sake, fo course - stay at peace. "For", says the generous reviewer, "As the future of America, to be a glorious future, must be a future of peace, so we would hope that it may be fruitful in all which embellishes and occupies and glorifies peace." - Most balmy language!'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 1 Jan 1850
Country: South Africa
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cape Town
other location: on board the "Neptune", in Simon's Bay
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: South Africa
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: Quarterly Review
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12783  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Mitchel
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Jail Journal
  Place of Publication: Dublin
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 206
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 206,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:



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