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Record 25010

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
From the diary kept by George Grote for his fiancee, Harriet Lewin (autumn 1818): 'Rose at 8. Read once again the "Dissertation on Virtue" which is subjoined to Butler's "Analogy" with very great pleasure [...] After breakfast I opened the second volume of the "Wealth of Nations" and read the first chapter on the employment and accumulation of capital stock. With the exception of a few points, chiefly I believe of phraseology, I agree with him in all he says.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 10 Oct 1818 and 13 Oct 1818
Country: England
Time: morning: From 8 am
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:George Grote
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 17 Nov 1794
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Banker
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:
Title: 'Dissertation on Virtue'
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 'subjoined to Butler's "Analogy"'
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25010  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Grote
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Personal Life of George Grote by Mrs Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to and from Various Friends
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1873
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 30
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Grote, The Personal Life of George Grote by Mrs Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to and from Various Friends  (London, 1873), p. 30, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25010, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

Dates of individual diary entries not all given in source.

 

 

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