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Record 14147

Reading Experience:

'I have read since last October a good deal of the history relating to the East - [including] .. Revisky on Hafiz...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Oct 1800 and 31 Oct 1801
Country: India
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:Mountstuart Elphinstone
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Oct 1779
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: East India Company administrator
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: India
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Revisky
Title: Hafiz
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14147  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Sutherland Cotton
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Mountstuart Elphinstone
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1892
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 27
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Sutherland Cotton, Mountstuart Elphinstone (Oxford, 1892), p. 27,, accessed: 02 July 2022

Additional comments:

Identity of text being read is uncertain. It could be 'A specimen of Persian poetry: or, odes of Hafez ... from the specimen poeseos Persicae of Baron Revisky ...', 1774 or the original 'Specimen poesoes Persicae, sive, Muhammedis ... Haphyzi ghazelae ... by K.I.S. Reviczky', 1771. This is one of a group of some 70 works read mainly while journeying, with Edward Strachey, between a post in Benares and his next posting in Poona.



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