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Record 20795

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Mrs Johnson, in whose judgement and taste he had great confidence, said to him, after a few numbers of "The Rambler" had come out, "I thought very well of you before; but I did not imagine you could have written anything equal to this".'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1750 and 31 Dec 1750
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:Elizabeth Johnson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1689
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Samuel Johnson
Title: Rambler, The
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 20795  
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: 149
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 149, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=20795, accessed: 20 January 2022

Additional comments:

Originally published 1791.

 

 

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