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Record 13068

Reading Experience:

'I read Guizot's Washington in the Summer; nothing can be better, more succinct more judicious, more true more just; but I think I have done with reviewing'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jun 1840 and 6 Feb 1841
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Sydney Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Jun 1771
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: writer and clergyman
Religion: Christian
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: M. Guizot
Title: 'Washington: par M. Guizot'
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: published as introductory essay to French version of Sparks's Life of Washington
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13068  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Nowell C. Smith
  Title: The Letters of Sydney Smith
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1953
  Vol: II
  Page: 719
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Nowell C. Smith (ed.), The Letters of Sydney Smith (Oxford, 1953), II, p. 719,, accessed: 07 December 2023

Additional comments:

letter to Lady Grey.



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