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Record Number: 10957


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I think Mrs Montague [sic] has fully vindicated Shakespeare from the objections of Voltaire [...] Her three dialogues of the dead at the end of her essay, are I think very good ones.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

12 May 1800

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Sheffield
location in dwelling: home

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:

Joseph Hunter

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Feb 1783

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

apprentice

Religion:

Presbyterian

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:

Elizabeth Robinson Montagu

Title:

An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespeare

Genre:

Drama, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

10957

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Joseph Hunter

Title:

Fragment of a Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add 24, 880

Page/Folio:

9

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Hunter, Fragment of a Journal, British Library, Add 24, 880, 9, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=10957, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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