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Record 16562

Reading Experience:

'I remember that I had to learn, with another schoolfellow (Nesbet), an act from Home's tragedy of Douglas, and a long passage from Campbell's Poems, entitled "The Wizard's Warning", and recite, or rather act the passages with as much eloquence and action as we could muster.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1818 and 1 Jan 1826
Country: Scotland
Time: daytime
Place: city: Haddington
other location: school
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:Samuel Smiles
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Dec 1812
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: son of paper maker
Religion: Presbyterian
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Campbell
Title: The Wizard's Warning
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16562  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Smiles
  Editor: Thomas Mackay
  Title: The autobiography of Samuel Smiles
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 8
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, Thomas Mackay (ed.), The autobiography of Samuel Smiles (London, 1997), p. 8,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:



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