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Record 377

Reading Experience:

"Under his instruction -while we read together part of Voltaire's 'Charles the Twelfth' and 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' of Moliere - I caught hold of such good French pronunciation as would have enabled me soon to converse very pleasantly in the language, could I have found acompanion"
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1834 and 31 Dec 1836
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Lincoln
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 Cooper
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 20 Mar 1805
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: shoemaker
Religion: Weslyan Methodist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
French teacher
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Voltaire
Title: Charles the Twelfth
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 377  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Cooper
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Life Of Thomas Cooper
  Place of Publication: Leicester
  Date of Publication: 1971/ 1872
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 105
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Cooper, The Life Of Thomas Cooper (Leicester, 1971/ 1872), p. 105,, accessed: 21 May 2024

Additional comments:



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