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Record 9205

Reading Experience:

'Have you read [Mr Lucas's book]? "Secularia; Surveys on the Main Stream of History"... It altogether changes my impressions about the man I correspond with almost every week, and with whom I had lot of conversation here 2 years ago. I have always found him gentlemanly and agreeable, cultivated and liberal &c. &c: but this volume shows him to be (it seems to me) so much more that I am perplexed at not having found it out sooner. It is so fresh, so suggestive, so exceedingly pleasant! and I wanted, as soon as I had done, to begin it again, and read every word twice'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 15 Aug 1862
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Ambleside
county: Cumbria
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:Harriet Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Unitarian
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: Samuel Lucas
Title: Secularia; or, Surveys on the Mainstream of History
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9205  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood
  Place of Publication: Stanford
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 228
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (Stanford, 1983), p. 228,, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:

Letter to Erasmus Darwin



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