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Record Number: 21133


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The Swede [Mr Kristrom] went away, and Mr. Johnson continued his reading of the papers. I said, "I am afraid, Sir, it is troublesome to you." "Why, Sir (said he), I do not take much delight in it; but I'll go through it".'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

23 Mar 1772

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: Johnson's house
location in dwelling

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:

Samuel Johnson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 Sep 1709

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[legal case papers]

Genre:

Law

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
belonged to Boswell


Source Information:

Record ID:

21133

Source:

Print

Author:

James Boswell

Editor:

R.W. Chapman

Title:

Life of Johnson

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

n/a

Page:

466

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson, (Oxford, 1980), p. 466, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=21133, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Originally published 1791.

   
   
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