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Record 5537

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 The third on the Sundays from the 24th of May to the 23rd of August 1835. The fourth on the Sundays beginning from the 1st of January 1837'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1837 and 31 Dec 1838
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: 5537  
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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