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Record Number: 10964


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Read the first 3 parts of the "Pursuits of Literature", of these the first I admire the most. There are people who will not allow that the author has either wit or learning, or is capable of writing good poetry. I think that wit & learning may be found in every page & that in some parts the poetry is excellent. I will give an example. Page 19. [Two pages of commentary and extracts]'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

13 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:

Thomas James Mathias

Title:

The Pursuits of Literature [...] A Satirical Poem

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

10964

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Joseph Hunter

Title:

Fragment of a Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add 24, 880

Page/Folio:

11-12

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Hunter, Fragment of a Journal, British Library, Add 24, 880, 11-12, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=10964, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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