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Record 6701

Reading Experience:

'Dr Young once told me, that Dr Hartley's Two Volumes on Man were the Most Original of any thing he had seen published of many years. He praised them; but owned, that one of them was abstruse'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
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:Dr (Edward?) Young
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Christian
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: David Hartley
Title: Observations on Man
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Social Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: printed by Richardson, 1749
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6701  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Richardson
  Editor: John Carroll
  Title: Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1964
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 293-4
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Richardson, John Carroll (ed.), Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson (Oxford, 1964), p. 293-4,, accessed: 24 June 2024

Additional comments:

Letter from Richardson to Lady Bradshaigh, Feb 1754. Richardson is recommending books Lady B. might read.



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