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Record 22681

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
MS notes in vols. I and II, including some copied from Lord Macaulay's copy of the text. Dates of reading include: "May 28 1917 Welcombe The most interesting military story I ever read, as told by the hero of it. If Pharsalia had gone the other way the Kaiser and the Czar would now be called "Pompey". An anonymous piece has the MS note: "This is far and away the worst Latin I have ever read of the great Ciceronian age of prose. The text is mortally corrupt; but besides that, the style is detestable. And yet I read it with interest." In this Sir George echoes Macaulay's comment on the same piece: "It is dreadfully corrupt."
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 28 May 1917
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Stratford upon Avon
county: Warwickshire
specific address: Welcombe
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Julius Caesar
Title: Opera omnia
Genre: Classics, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Valpy, 1819 (4v. Delphin classics)
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 22681  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: MS note in book cited below,

Citation: MS note in book cited below, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=22681, accessed: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:

I have not transcribed all the MS notes in this book.

 

 

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