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Record 13529

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[italics]'S. Livy p.532 - Cumis, (adeo minimis etiam rebum prava religio inserit Deos) mures in aede Jovis aurum rosisse 556. 2 vol. Maie says that if we had met the Emperor Julian in private life he would have appeared a very ordinary man The fables of Aesop in Greek. - Boethius consolation of philosophy - how in the reign of Theodoric [underlined] a Christian? [end underlining] gr - Lord Bacon's works - Gibbon likes Boethius - [end italics] Mary reads Gibbon (100).' [italic text is by PBS, non-italic by MG]
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 16 Feb 1815
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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:Mary Godwin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 30 Aug 1797
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: later Mary Shelley


Text Being Read:

Author: Edward Gibbon
Title: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13529  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Paula R. Feldman
  Title: The Journals of Mary Shelley, 1814-1844
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: I
  Page: 65
  Additional comments: Additional editor: Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation: Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley, 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 65,, accessed: 10 December 2023

Additional comments:

Presumably 100 is number of pages read. ch. xxxix talks of Boethius and chs xii-xiv deal with Emperor Julian.



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