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Record 21681

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'One Shaw, who seems a modest and a decent man, has written an Erse Grammar, which a very learned Highlander, Macbean, has, at my request, examined and approved.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 11 Mar 1777
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:Mr Macbean
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Shaw
Title: [Erse Grammar]
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Manuscript: UnknownUnknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
asked to read it by Johnson

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 21681  
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: 797
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 797, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=21681, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:

Originally published 1791. Uncertain whether the book was printed or not by this stage

 

 

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