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Record 3952

Reading Experience:

"The longer you are married, the better you will like it & then I hope you will show proper gratitude to your adviser - not but that you will also heretically deny his influence in the matter. Man is ungrateful. If you doubt it read La Rochefoucauld & the other authors of reputation - I forget their names."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:Leslie Stephen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Nov 1832
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Literary critic, historian, journalist, biographer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Title: Reflexions ou sentences et maximes morales
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1680
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3952  
Source - Print  
  Author: Leslie Stephen
  Editor: John Bicknell
  Title: The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol. 1 1864-1882.
  Place of Publication: Ohio State University Press
  Date of Publication: 1
  Vol: 1996
  Page: 113
  Additional comments: Letter from Leslie Stephen to Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (April 1872)

Citation: Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol. 1 1864-1882.  (Ohio State University Press, 1), 1996, p. 113,, accessed: 13 July 2024

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