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Record 6577

Reading Experience:

'His plan was to make use of me as a talking dictionary and grammar, confining my teachings exclusively to the answering of such questions as he thought fit to put. Having made this arrangement he produced a copy of the "Vicar of Wakefield", and, commencing at the title-page, read it after me, looking to me for translation as he went along. In this way we got through four or five pages in the course of the first hour.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1828 and 31 Dec 1828
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Paris
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Journalist
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Charles Manby Smith
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Title: Vicar of Wakefield
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6577  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Manby Smith
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The working man's way in the world
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1857
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 100
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Charles Manby Smith, The working man's way in the world (London, 1857), p. 100,, accessed: 30 March 2023

Additional comments:

Around 1828.



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