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Record 6600

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: pencil annotation at the end of the text of v.1 (ie p. 378): 'And this is given as the character of Louis the Fourteenth Pooh! P...! What a Prostitution of Talents [?] & Truth!' 'Is it that [?] can creep and pride that licks the dust' Two very brief notes on p. 342 and p. 182. Also has marginal marks | and * on various pages.
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: Scotland or India
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, later a landowner
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland or India
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Jean de La Bruyere
Title: Les caracteres de Theophraste et de La Bruyere, avec des notes par M. Coste
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Nouvelle edition, Paris: Chez Michel-Etienne David, 1776
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6600  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: La Bruyere, Jean de, "Les caracteres de Theophraste et de La Bruyere, avec des notes par M. Coste", (Paris, 1776), various pages, [DH LIB 1807]. ,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: La Bruyere, Jean de, "Les caracteres de Theophraste et de La Bruyere, avec des notes par M. Coste", (Paris, 1776), various pages, [DH LIB 1807]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6600, accessed: 26 January 2022

Additional comments:

Likely period of annotations is 1790s to 1836 (ie JD Erskine as an adult).

 

 

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