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Record 24437

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Walter Scott to John Wilson Croker, 30 January 1829: 'I [...] rejoice to learn from yourself that you are seriously set about adding [as editor] to the charms of the most entertaining book in the world [Boswell's Life of Johnson]. I doubt my acquaintance with the most part of the book is too slight to furnish annotations. I was, when it was published, a raw young fellow, engrossing with the one hand, and thumbing the Institutes and Pandects of old Justinian with the other; little in the way of hearing any literary conversations or anecdotes.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
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:Walter Scott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Justinian
Title: 'Institutes and Pandects'
Genre: Classics, Law
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24437  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Louis J. Jennings
  Title: The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S, Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1884
  Vol: 2
  Page: 28
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louis J. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S, Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830. (London, 1884), 2, p. 28, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24437, accessed: 20 May 2024

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