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Record 5394

Reading Experience:

In his copy of John Whitaker, The History of Manchester, Francis Douce "[backed] up a sarcastic note (I: vii) about the defects of the author's style and his overreliance on sentences beginning with the conjunctions 'and' or 'but' ... by underlining every single instance of a sentence beginning with 'and ' in the two volumes."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
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:Francis Douce
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Scholar
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Whitaker
Title: History of Manchester
Genre: History, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols; 1771; 1775
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 5394  
Source - Print  
  Author: H. J. Jackson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 64
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: H. J. Jackson, Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (New Haven, 2001), p. 64,, accessed: 21 January 2022

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