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Record 9710

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
To Miss Hunt Shirley, July 28, 1795 'I must tell you that I cannot help being quite reconciled to Cicero... If you have not yet met with it, only read, as a sample, the first book of his "Tuscular disputations", "de contemrenda morte", and I think you will agree with me, that with the addition of Christianity to confirm his supposition, and rectify a few mistakes in them, and the knowledge of the true state of the universe, no doctrine can be more perfect than his; and that half the modern books on the subject might have been spared, had the writers of them, before they began, read this dialogue.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Shirley
   
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:Elizabeth Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth Dec 1776
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Daughter of a banker, writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Title: Tuscular Disputations
Genre: Classics, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9710  
Source - Print  
  Author: H M Bowdler
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Fragments in prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased, with some account of her life and character
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1809
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 44
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: H M Bowdler, Fragments in prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased, with some account of her life and character (London, 1809), p. 44, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9710, accessed: 06 February 2023

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