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Record 5559

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: copious marginal pencil annotations and text marks, some now fading to the point of illegibility. Contents are mainly comments on, or corrections to, the text, including detailed points of grammar e.g. Text = "It is a general rule that the Ghazel do not contain more than twelve distiche; * although some poets formerly made Ghazels of greater length", ms note = "or less than five"; p. 6 Text = "Mo-sum-mut", ms note = "Moosullis"; p. 70 Text = "This [mark] is a conjunction [underlined] occurring in the middle of an hemistich, * when it receives the accent of the preceding letter", [whole clause is underlined], ms note = "In summary it is removed & its accent is given to the preceding letter"; the note on p.19 is in Persian.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 1800
Country: India or Scotland
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:John Drummond Erskine
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth Apr 1776
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: East India Company Writer (Bengal), later landowner
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: India or Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: Item has provenance

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Francis Gladwin
Title: Dissertations on the rhetoric, prosody and rhyme of the Persians. By Francis Gladwin
Genre: Poetry, Language
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Calcutta: Printed at the Telegraph Press - by C.L. Vogel, 1798
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5559  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Gladwin, Francis, "Dissertations on the rhetoric, prosody and rhyme of the Persians. By Francis Gladwin" , Calcutta: Printed at the Telegraph Press - by C.L. Vogel, 1798 [DH LIB 325].,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Gladwin, Francis, "Dissertations on the rhetoric, prosody and rhyme of the Persians. By Francis Gladwin" , Calcutta: Printed at the Telegraph Press - by C.L. Vogel, 1798 [DH LIB 325]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5559, accessed: 06 July 2022

Additional comments:

The item is in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie, Fife The identification of the reader is based evidence from many other items in the library with John Drummond Erskine's provenance. He collected and annotated several books while serving in India but it is possible that this item was annotated once he was back in Scotland.

 

 

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