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Record 19912

Reading Experience:

[Mr Rooke gives an account of his average day] 'I rise about Nine, drink Coffee, not that I like it, but that it gives a Man the Air of a Politician, for the same Reason I always read the News; - then I dress, and, about Twelve go to the [italics] Cocoa-Tree [end italics], where I talk Treason; from thence to [italics] St James's Coffee-house [end italics], where I praise the Ministry; then to [italics] White's [end italics], where I talk Gallantry; so by Three, I return home to Dinner; after that, I read about an Hour, and digest the Book and the Dinner together'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: From: 1 Jan 1740
Country: England
Time: afternoon
Place: city: London
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 Rooke
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: son of Admiral George Rooke
Religion: n/a
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: [unknown]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19912  
Source - Print  
  Author: Laetitia Pilkington
  Editor: A.C. Elias
  Title: Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington
  Place of Publication: Athens GA
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: I
  Page: 172
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 172,, accessed: 28 February 2024

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