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Record 20860

Reading Experience:

'[A Mr Murphy was looking for something to print in "The Gray's Inn Journal" and a Mr Foote suggested] "Here is a French magazine, in which you will find a very pretty oriental tale; translate that, and send it to your printer". Mr Murphy, having read the tale, was highly pleased with it, and followed Foote's advice. When he returned to town, this tale was pointed out to him in "The Rambler", from whence it had been translated into the French magazine.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Oct 1760 and 31 Oct 1760
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: home of Mr Foote
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:Mr Murphy
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [a French magazine]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: in French
Provenance: read in situ
belonged to Mr Foote


Source Information:

Record ID: 20860  
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: 252
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 252,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

Originally published 1791.



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