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Record 5964

Reading Experience:

[note in diary upon finishing Mackintosh's "Vindiciae Gallicae"]: 'As far as I am a Judge I think this work very well understood. The author is master on his subject & has the art of rendering others. HE is not scurrilous. He argues well, he seldom begs the question. He narrates what has passed in France, traces causes with precision - perhaps he speaks too strongly in the latter part. I gained much information from his work.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 19 Feb
Country: England
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:Anna Larpent
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1758
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Diplomat's daughter and civil servant's wife
Religion: unknown
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: James Mackintosh
Title: Vindiciae Galliciae
Genre: History, Politics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1791
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 5964  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Anna Larpent
  Title: Diaries
  Location: Huntingdon Library
  Call no: HM 31201
  Page/folio: Date 20 Jan 1792

Citation: Anna Larpent, Diaries Huntingdon Library, p. HM 31201, p. Date 20 Jan 1792,, accessed: 26 January 2022

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