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Record 7934

Reading Experience:

'To amuse myself during this solitary journey I got Cumberland's "Henry" (then a new publication)... Wishing to reach Maidstone in good time on the follow'g day I ordered the chaise to be ready at 4 in the morning, at w'ch time I sat off & breakfasted at Uckfield the end of my 2d stage, by w'ch time I [had] become much interested in my travelling companion "Henry".'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 15 Jun 1796
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: other location: on coach, between Arundell and Maidstone
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: Richard Cumberland
Title: Henry
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1795
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7934  
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: 614
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Marsh, Brian Robins (ed.), The Journals of John Marsh (New York, 1998), p. 614,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:



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