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Record 24360

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Robert Southey to Charles Collins, 30 October -7 November 1793: 'In this interval however my baggage has arrived & no poor devil at the foot of the gallows was more overjoyd at a reprieve than I was at the recovery. I have begun to transcribe Joan of Arc — read Enfield History of Philosophy, Gillies History of Greece V.2nd & begun Adam Smith since my return so you see Bristol does not make me idle. I may not form a taste here but I can increase a stock of useful knowledge and you know the prettiest nosegays are formed of various flowers.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 25 Nov 1793
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bristol
   
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:Robert Southey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Aug 1774
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
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: Adam Smith
Title: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols
Provenance: borrowed (public library)
from Bristol Library Society

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24360  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 63. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 24 April 2009. ,

Citation: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 63. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 24 April 2009. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24360, accessed: 25 February 2024

Additional comments:

Source eds note: "Southey borrowed volume one from the Bristol Library Society between 4 and 18 November 1793 and volume two between 18 and 25 November 1793".

 

 

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