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Record 5586

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: ms notes on binding pages: (1) "an English verb has/ not above six or seven/ different ... /whereas a french has/ very often more than/forty"; (2) "The English language/ has the the [sic] advantage/ of the French in ... /to personification"
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: county: Fife
   
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:Miss Erskine
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Daughter of a Scottish landowning family
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: Item has provenance

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Lowth
Title: A short introduction to English grammar: with critical notes
Genre: Textbook / self-education, Language
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: A new edition, corrected, London: Printed for J. Dodsley; and T. Cadell, 1783
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5586  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Lowth, Robert, "A short introduction to English grammar: with critical notes", A new edition, corrected, London: Printed for J. Dodsley; and T. Cadell, 1783 [DH LIB 205].,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Lowth, Robert, "A short introduction to English grammar: with critical notes", A new edition, corrected, London: Printed for J. Dodsley; and T. Cadell, 1783 [DH LIB 205]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5586, accessed: 07 July 2022

Additional comments:

The item is in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie, Fife. The collection contains a number of the children's textbooks. There is some evidence that this item might also have been used by a least one of the boys. The main period of education of the children was c1770s-1800s.

 

 

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