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Record 20877

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Bonnell Thornton had just published a burlesque "Ode on St. Cecilia's day, adapted to the ancient British music, viz. the salt-box, the jews- harp, the marrow-bones and cleaver, the hum-strum or hurdy-gurdy, &c". Johnson praised its humour, and seemed much diverted with it'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 1 Jul 1763
Country: England
Time: n/a
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:Samuel Johnson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 18 Sep 1709
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Anglican
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: Bonnell Thornton
Title: Ode on St. Cecilia's day, adapted to the ancient British music, viz. the salt-box, the jews- harp, the marrow-bones and cleaver, the hum-strum or hurdy-gurdy, &c
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 20877  
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: 297
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 297, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=20877, accessed: 05 February 2023

Additional comments:

Originally published 1791.

 

 

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