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Record 7617

Reading Experience:

'My friend had a good deal to do in order to be prepared for his approaching voyage. While he was attending to these matters, I usually remained at home and read in such books as I found at hand. Among these was a copy of Mr. Hoole's translation of Tasso's "Jerusalem Delivered", which poem I now read for the first time, and with much interest.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1814 and 31 Dec 1814
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Portsmouth
location in dwelling: at his friend's house
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:Thomas Carter
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 5 Jul 1792
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Journeyman tailor
Religion: n/a
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: Torquato Tasso
Title: Jerusalem Delivered
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: John Hoole's English translation of 'La Gerusalemme Liberata' was first published in London in 1763.
Provenance: borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 7617  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carter
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of a Working Man
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1845
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 178
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 178,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:



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