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Record 21761

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I looked into Lord Kaimes's "Sketches of the History of Man"; and mentioned to Dr. Johnson his censure of Charles the Fifth, for celebrating his funeral obsequies in his life-time'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 7 Apr 1778
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Streatham
specific address: home of the Thrales
   
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:James Boswell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 29 Oct 1740
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer and lawyer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Henry Home, Lord Kames
Title: Sketches of the History of Man
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
belonged to the Thrales?

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 21761  
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: 913
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 913, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=21761, accessed: 13 April 2024

Additional comments:

originally published 1791

 

 

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