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Record 20725

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'[referring to his translation of Lobo's "Voyage to Abyssinia"] Johnson upon this exerted the powers of his mind, though his body was relaxed. He lay in bed with the book, which was a quarto, before him, and dictated while Hector wrote'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1733 and 31 Dec 1733
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Oxford
   
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 Johnson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 18 Sep 1709
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Mr Hector, who transcribed what he wrote
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Jeronimo Lobo
Title: Voyage to Abyssinia , A
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 20725  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Boswell
  Editor: R. W. Chapman
  Title: Life of Johnson
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 62
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Boswell, R. W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson  (Oxford, 1980), p. 62, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=20725, accessed: 25 September 2023

Additional comments:

Originally published 1791. Reading in order to translate.

 

 

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