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Record 24930

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Robert Southey to Joseph Cottle, February 1796, 'Count Leopold Berchtold. - this man (foster-brother of the Emperor Joseph) is one of those rare travellers characters who spend their lives in doing good. it is his custom in every country he visits to publish books in its language on some use subject of practical utility — these he gave away. I have now lying before me the two which he printed in Lisbon. the one is an Essay on the means of preserving life in the various dangers to which men are daily exposed. the other — an Essay on extending the limits of benevolence not only towards men but animals. his age was about 25 — his person fine, & his manners the most polished....'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 28 Feb 1796
Country: England
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: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: Leopold Graf von Berchtold
Title: An Essay to Direct and Extend the Inquiries of Patriotic Travellers
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24930  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 148. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 27 April 2009. ,

Citation: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 148. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 27 April 2009. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24930, accessed: 22 February 2024

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