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Record 22581

Reading Experience:

'Doctor Beattie, author of the celebrated book on Truth, was much the Subject of Conversation, the whole company concurring in the Praise of so able and useful a Writer; Here is much ado about nothing cries Doctor Goldsmith why the Man has written but one Book, and I have writ several. So you have Doctor replies Mr Johnson but there go many Halfpence remember - to one Guinea'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1770 and 4 Apr 1774
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:

Reading Group:Dr Johnson, Mrs Thrale, Oliver Goldsmith and others
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: James Beattie
Title: Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22581  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hester Lynch Thrale
  Editor: Katharine C. Balderston
  Title: Thraliana
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1951
  Vol: I
  Page: 82
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 82,, accessed: 31 May 2023

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