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Record Number: 21761


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I looked into Lord Kaimes's "Sketches of the History of Man"; and mentioned to Dr. Johnson his censure of Charles the Fifth, for celebrating his funeral obsequies in his life-time'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

7 Apr 1778

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Streatham
specific address: home of the Thrales

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:

James Boswell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

29 Oct 1740

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer and lawyer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry Home, Lord Kames

Title:

Sketches of the History of Man

Genre:

Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
belonged to the Thrales?


Source Information:

Record ID:

21761

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:

913

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson, (Oxford, 1980), p. 913, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=21761, accessed: 04 March 2021


Additional Comments:

originally published 1791

   
   
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