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Record Number: 22757


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Rose [in a debate about the relative worth of Scottish and English writers] to make sure of the Victory - named Ferguson on Civil Society: I do not says Johnson perceive the Value of [italics] this new [end italics] Manner, it is only, like Buckinger, who had no hands - & so wrote with his Toes. - Doctor Delap praised Swift's Style; Mr Johnson was not in the humour to subscribe to its Excellence; the Doctor was beat from one of Swift's Performances to another - but says he you must allow that there are [italics] strong Facts [end italics] in the Account of the four last Years of Queen Anne; Yes sure Sir returns Mr Johnson and so there are in the ordinary of Newgates Account'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1777

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Jonathan Swift

Title:

History Of the Four last years Of the Queen

Genre:

History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22757

Source:

Print

Author:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Editor:

Katharine C. Balderston

Title:

Thraliana

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

I

Page:

196

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana, (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 196, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=22757, accessed: 16 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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