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Record 19583

Reading Experience:

'I like the books which we purchased though the Physiological Botany is rather too minute & supposes the Reader a Learner indeed. The Travels are I think really good & good humoured. Faust was not so terrific as I apprehended from the seduction of a Philosopher by an evil Spirit. I verily think that Business is conducted better (than in far more ostentatious works) in the Arabian Tales, (not Nights) where a pious old Lady is wrought upon by her Vanity into Compliance with a Devil who takes the Character of a pious old Man:I want this second part of these strange Tales & to have done with the Subject of Books I treated myself with Warton's History of Poetry: I have long wished for it, but the Quarto edition was so dear £ 5 that I waited for a Octavo & it is just published: it has a great deal of dull Matter but with much Information & Amusement & moreover it is in the way of my Vocation. There is a good Print of the Author & John having seen that, I believe has no wish to look a page further.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 29 Oct 1824
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Trowbridge
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:George Crabbe
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 24 Dec 1754
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: clergyman and poet
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: [unknown]
Title: [Travels]
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
bought in Bath


Source Information:

Record ID: 19583  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Crabbe
  Editor: Thomas Faulkner
  Title: Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 305-6
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe (Oxford, 1985), p. 305-6,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

Assistant editor Rhonda Blair. Letter to George Crabbe, Jr. Name of text unknown.



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