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Record Number: 4892


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Afternoon and evening, reading Gifford's History[of the] French Revolution. The fate of Louis xvi soffiiently points oot the instability of human greatness. In his first speach to his parliament he says 'I am resolved to retain my authority in all its plentitude[..]'See him in 1790 accepting a new constitution that abolishes nobility and all hereditary offices and distinctions. In 1792, his authority is laid aside and royalty abolished. In 1793, he is taken to a scaffold and beheaded. Let him that standeth take heed lest he fall.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

19 Dec 1819

Country:

Scotland

Time

afternoon: 'afternoon and evening'
evening: 'afternoon and evening'

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:

Adam Mackie

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Farmer- rented farm in 1815. Apprenticed in Aberdeen as bookeeper (1800-1805) . Marries 1817. Branches out into shopkeeping and inn keeping

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:

C.H. Gifford

Title:

History of the French Revolution

Genre:

History, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4892

Source:

Print

Author:

Adam Mackie

Editor:

David Stevenson

Title:

The Diary of a Canny Man 1818-1828- Adam Mackie Farmer, Merchant, and Innkeeper in Fyvie

Place of Publication:

Aberdeen

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

n/a

Page:

27

Additional Comments:

Compiled by William Mackie

Citation:

Adam Mackie, David Stevenson (ed.), The Diary of a Canny Man 1818-1828- Adam Mackie Farmer, Merchant, and Innkeeper in Fyvie, (Aberdeen, 1991), p. 27, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4892, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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