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Record 22589

Reading Experience:

'An Officer in the Army once asked old Major Markham how he could make any Pleasure out of such a Book, it was Pope's Ethic Epistles - why says the Major did you ever try? Not [italics] this very [end italics] Book replies the Friend: then take and read it now says Markham, and read the Notes too for that explains the Text: Our Officer sate awhile with the Book in his Hand - why now Major says he after a Quarter of an hour's Study - what Stuff this is - explain quotha - why the Notes as you call 'em only make t'other more unintelligible. The Truth was he read fairly down the Page without ever stopping - Text - Notes and all.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 30 Jun 1777
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:

Reader: anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: soldier
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: an army officer


Text Being Read:

Author: Alexander Pope
Title: Ethic Epistles
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
lent by Major Markham


Source Information:

Record ID: 22589  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hester Lynch Thrale
  Editor: Katharine C. Balderston
  Title: Thraliana
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1951
  Vol: I
  Page: 97-8
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 97-8,, accessed: 29 June 2022

Additional comments:



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