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Record 21619

Reading Experience:

'He said, he wished to see John Dennis's "Critical Works" collected. Davies said they would not sell. Dr. Johnson seemed to think otherwise.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 12 Apr 1776
Country: n/a
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: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: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Dennis
Title: [critical works]
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical, presumably not in a book if Johnson wanted them to be collected
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21619  
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: 745
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 745,, accessed: 26 February 2024

Additional comments:

Original date of publication 1791.



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