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Record 2230

Reading Experience:

My companions at the breakfast-table through this summer were many of our popular English Classics. Among these may be enumerated "The Death of Abel" which I read emphatically aloud. Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Pope's Homer, Cicero's Letters, Elizabeth, or the Exile of Siberia, Dr Johnson's Rasselas, with many other works of established reputation.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 01 Apr 1814 and 30 Oct 1814
Country: England
Time: morning: at breakfast
Place: 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:John Cole
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 03 Oct 1792
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: publisher/bookseller
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Salomon Gessner
Title: The Death of Abel
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2230  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Cole
  Title: An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829)
  Location: York Minster Archive
  Call no: Add Mss 153/1
  Page/folio: pp.98-99

Citation: John Cole, An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/1, p. pp.98-99,, accessed: 06 December 2023

Additional comments:

John Cole kept diaries throughout his life - and then used the diaries to produce a manuscript 'An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started in 1829 - 18 volumes). Much of the substance of the MS is based on his diaries (and appears for much of the MS to be copied direct from his diaries). The original diaries do not appear to exist any more.



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