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Record 544

Reading Experience:

I took up the Economy of Human Life, and was much pleased with the simplicity, ease and elegance of its style. The Biographical Sketch of Dodsley is drawn with much beauty and taste.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Jan 1823
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: home
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 Horrocks Ainsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 8 Aug 1800
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: manager of a bleaching company
Religion: n/a
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: Robert Dodsley
Title: The Economy of Human Life
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Philip Dormer Stanhope as alternative author?
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 544  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Horrocks Ainsworth
  Title: Diary, 1823
  Location: Bolton Archives
  Call no: ZAH/4/3
  Page/folio: 13

Citation: John Horrocks Ainsworth, Diary, 1823 Bolton Archives, p. ZAH/4/3, p. 13,, accessed: 21 June 2024

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