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Record 5325

Reading Experience:

'I have now finished the morceau so highly reccomended by my nephew, the account of Gibbon's life and writings by himself and confess myself greatly disappointed, not indeed in the style which is like himself in the history, but I am disappointed in not being able to discover one single amiable trait. [continues at length]'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 4 Mar 1817
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:Benjamin Newton
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1762
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Rector and J.P
Religion: Church of England
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: Edward Gibbon
Title: Miscellaneous works...with memoirs of his life
Genre: Other religious, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: commentator John Holroyd, Lord Sheffield
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5325  
Source - Print  
  Author: Benjamin Newton
  Editor: C.P. Fendall
  Title: The Dairy of Benjamin Newton, Rector of Wath, 1816-1819
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1933
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 59-60
  Additional comments: and ed. E.A.Crutchley

Citation: Benjamin Newton, C.P. Fendall (ed.), The Dairy of Benjamin Newton, Rector of Wath, 1816-1819 (Cambridge, 1933), p. 59-60,, accessed: 06 December 2023

Additional comments:



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