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Record Number: 25418


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From George Grote's Journal, 5 December 1822: 'Rose a little before 8. Read Goguet's Dissertation on Sanchoniathon; I do not think he has given the right reasonings about the genuineness or spuriousness of this author. Read also his Dissertation on the Book of Job, which I think poor. In the evening read 60 pages of Wolf's Proleg. in Homer, which I think very good.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

5 Dec 1822

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:

George Grote

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

17 Nov 1794

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Banker

Religion:

n/a

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:

Goguet

Title:

Dissertation on the Book of Job

Genre:

Bible, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25418

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Grote

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Personal Life of George Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to and from Various Friends

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1873

Vol:

n/a

Page:

48

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Grote, The Personal Life of George Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to and from Various Friends, (London, 1873), p. 48, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=25418, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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