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Record 28320

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Thomas Edwards to Samuel Richardson, 8 May 1751:] 'I had just been reading a paper which I met with at Aylesbury: it was a most puffy preface to proposals published by John and Paul, -- of what date I know not, for that was torn off. The name of the book was the Universal Dictionary of Commerce [comments further on proposal, mocking especially the author's wish "That our young British nobility and gentry [...] would condescend for a year or two to be initiated into the business of a merrchant in a well-regulated and methodical counting-house"] [...] A blessed scheme this! To fill our merchants' houses with a parcel of young, lawless, privileged rakes, to debauch their wives and daughters!'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Apr 1751 and 8 May 1751
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:Thomas Edwards
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
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:
Title: Proposal for 'Universal Dictionary of Commerce'
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28320  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  Title: Correspondence of Samuel Richardson [...] Selected from the original manuscripts, bequeathed by him to his family
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1804
  Vol: 3
  Page: 23
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anna Laetitia Barbauld (ed.), Correspondence of Samuel Richardson [...] Selected from the original manuscripts, bequeathed by him to his family  (London, 1804), 3, p. 23, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28320, accessed: 06 July 2022

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