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Record 19053

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'We have had a very blowing night [...] I was set this morning very gingerly by the fire-side in an elbow chair I had made lash to for me close by the Cabin Stove, with my back to the door. I had taken up a book and was reading as composedly as if sitting in my closet. I did not however enjoy this calm situation long, for presently I heard a rumbling just behind me [...] what was my surprize, when the cabin-door burst open and I was overwhelmed with an immense wave, which broke my chair from its moorings [...] I found myself swimming amongst joint-stools, chests, Tables and all the various furniture of our parlour.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 25 Oct 1774 and 31 Dec 1774
Country: in transit
Time: morning
Place: other location: At sea, aboard the Jamaica Packet
   
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:Janet Schaw
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: none
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: in transit
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: unknown
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 19053  
Source - Print  
  Author: Janet Schaw
  Editor: Evangeline Walker Andrews with Charles MacLean Andrews
  Title: Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 1934
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 42
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Janet Schaw, Evangeline Walker Andrews with Charles MacLean Andrews (ed.), Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776 (New Haven, 1934), p. 42, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=19053, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

Source ed. conjectures reader between 35 and 40 years old.

 

 

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