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Record 21937

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Soon after the Honourable Daines Barrington had published his excellent "Observations on the Statutes", Johnson waited on that worthy and learned gentleman; and, having told him his name, courteously said, "I have read your book, Sir, with great pleasure, and wish to be better known to you". Thus began an acquaintance, which was continued with mutual regard as long as Johnson lived.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: From: 1 Jan 1766
Country: England
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Daines Barrington
Title: Observations on the Statutes, chiefly the more ancient, from Magna Charta to 21st James I.
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 21937  
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: 964-5
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 964-5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=21937, accessed: 28 January 2023

Additional comments:

Originally published 1791

 

 

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