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Record 5535

Reading Experience:

'I read Plautus four times at Calcutta. The first in November and December 1834. The second in January and the beginning of February 1835'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1835 and 28 Feb 1835
Country: India
Time: n/a
Place: city: Calcutta
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:Thomas Babington Macaulay
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 25 Oct 1800
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Historian / critic
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: India
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Plautus
Title: unknown
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Latin not translated
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5535  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
  Editor: George Otto Trevelyan
  Title: Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 443
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (Oxford, 1971), p. 443,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

NB this is marginalia attached to Macaulay?s copy of Plautus. Macaulay read this in total six times ? see other entries in database



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