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Record 7931

Reading Experience:

'On the next day (Saturday 9th) I went to Canterbury in the diligence, during w'ch I amused myself with reading part of Voltaire's "Candide", w'ch having read a great many years ago at Salisbury & almost forgot, I bought the day before in duodecimo. Having dined at the King's Head I went out & got "Caleb Williams" of w'ch I had heard much & of w'ch I read great part of the 1st vol. in the evening at the King's Head (where I also supp'd & slept) leaving the 2d. vol of "Candide" to read on my return to London.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 9 Apr 1796
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: other location: in coach - to Canterbury from London
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 Marsh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 31 May 1752
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Composer / gentleman
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: Voltaire
Title: Candide
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7931  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Marsh
  Editor: Brian Robins
  Title: The Journals of John Marsh
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 602
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Marsh, Brian Robins (ed.), The Journals of John Marsh (New York, 1998), p. 602,, accessed: 23 May 2024

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