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Record 19593

Reading Experience:

'How are you supplied with Books; I have some from Bath, but I begin to be weary of toil & Humour. yet Mr Reynolds was amusing: "not so Gayeties & Gravities" an affected work & here is the journal of a young Officer but not yet read: a pretty good Quarterly Review & John's Gentleman's Magazine'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 18 Jan 1828
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: Horace Smith
Title: Gaieties and Gravities; A Series of Sketches, Comic Tales, and Fugitive Vagaries
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
bought in Bath


Source Information:

Record ID: 19593  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Crabbe
  Editor: Thomas Faulkner
  Title: Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 339
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe (Oxford, 1995), p. 339,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:

Assistant editor Rhonda Blair. Letter to George Crabb Jr.



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