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Record Number: 2405


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Janet Hamilton] had a heavy literary diet as a child - history by Rollin and Plutarch, Ancient Universal History, Pitscottie's Chronicles of Scotland, as well as the Spectator and Rambler. She could borrow books by Burns, Robert Fergusson and other poets from neighbours, and at age eight she found "to my great joy, on the loom of an intellectual weaver", Paradise Lost and Allan Ramsay's poems'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: village of Langloan

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:

Janet Hamilton

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Joseph Addison

Title:

The Spectator

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Serial / periodical, might have been the serial versions or, more likely, bound as a book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

Subscription Library


Source Information:

Record ID:

2405

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

117

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, (New Haven, 2001), p. 117, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2405, accessed: 09 May 2021


Additional Comments:

See Janet Hamilton, 'Poems, Essays and Sketches'

   
   
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