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Record 22550

Reading Experience:

Many marginal notes include: "The marginal notes and lines are from Macaulay's Deux Ponts edition. NB I did not read through Aurus Gellius: but observed the contents of the chapter, glanced through the text if it excited my curiosity, and carefully read all, and all around, Macaulay's notes and marginal lines." "Wallington July 16 1918" "I am beginning to relish Aulus Gellius as much as my uncle did. (See the letter to Ellis of July 25 1836. Life and Letters Chapter VI)." "August 10 1918 George [G.M. Trevelyan] came to Wallington from Italy this morning." "August 13 1918 - Janet and the children left today - George yesterday". "August 12 1918 Wallington I say farewell to Aulus Gellius with regret; and am inclined to think I like him even as much as Macaulay. Perhaps a little better, because at 80 one is more of the age for trifles than at 35; and prettier trifling than the setting of the dialogues I hardly know."
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 16 Jul 1918 and 13 Aug 1918
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cambo
county: Northumberland
specific address: Wallington Hall
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:George Otto Trevelyan
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 20 Jul 1838
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Historian and statesman
Religion: n/a
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: Aulus Gellius
Title: Noctes atticae
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Valpy, 1824
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22550  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: MS notes in book cited below.,

Citation: MS notes in book cited below.,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:

I have not transcribed all the MS annotations, many of which copy those in Macaulay's own notes made between 1836-7.



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