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Record 5228

Reading Experience:

" ... [John] Donne describes his 'poor Library, where to cast mine eye upon good Authors kindles or refreshes sometimes meditations not unfit to communicate to near friends' ..."
Century: 1500-1599, 1600-1699
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: library
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:John Donne
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: various texts
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 5228  
Source - Print  
  Author: Stephen B. Dobranski
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Readers and Authorship in Early Modern England
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: n/a
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 49
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Stephen B. Dobranski, Readers and Authorship in Early Modern England p. 49,, accessed: 20 January 2022

Additional comments:

Quotation from John Donne, Selected Prose 127.



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