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Record 4892

Reading Experience:

Afternoon and evening, reading Gifford's History[of the] French Revolution. The fate of Louis xvi soffiiently points oot the instability of human greatness. In his first speach to his parliament he says 'I am resolved to retain my authority in all its plentitude[..]'See him in 1790 accepting a new constitution that abolishes nobility and all hereditary offices and distinctions. In 1792, his authority is laid aside and royalty abolished. In 1793, he is taken to a scaffold and beheaded. Let him that standeth take heed lest he fall.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 19 Dec 1819
Country: Scotland
Time: afternoon: 'afternoon and evening'
evening: 'afternoon and evening'
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:Adam Mackie
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1788
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Farmer- rented farm in 1815. Apprenticed in Aberdeen as bookeeper (1800-1805) . Marries 1817. Branches out into shopkeeping and inn keeping
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: C.H. Gifford
Title: History of the French Revolution
Genre: History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4892  
Source - Print  
  Author: Adam Mackie
  Editor: David Stevenson
  Title: The Diary of a Canny Man 1818-1828- Adam Mackie Farmer, Merchant, and Innkeeper in Fyvie
  Place of Publication: Aberdeen
  Date of Publication: 1991
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 27
  Additional comments: Compiled by William Mackie

Citation: Adam Mackie, David Stevenson (ed.), The Diary of a Canny Man 1818-1828- Adam Mackie Farmer, Merchant, and Innkeeper in Fyvie (Aberdeen, 1991), p. 27,, accessed: 24 June 2024

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