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Record Number: 7816


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?With this proposal I of course readily closed and accordingly the next day my father gave me the 1st vol of the "Universal History" (beginning with the life of Mohamed) and the 1st of Rapin?s "History of England", to begin with, an each of which in turn, I bestowed an hour in reading on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday mornings, allotting the other two mornings to a more amusing kind of reading such as Dryden?s "Virgil", "Telamachus", "Charles 12th". etc. I also began a translation of "Diable Boiteaux" & a prose one of Virgil?s "Eneid".?

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1767 and 31 Dec 1767

Country:

England

Time

morning: Wednesday & Saturday

Place:

city: Gosport
location in dwelling: at 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:

John Marsh

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

31 May 1752

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Son of a naval captain

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:

Voltaire

Title:

Histoire de Charles XII

Genre:

History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1731 (English transl 1732)

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7816

Source:

Print

Author:

John Marsh

Editor:

Brian Robins

Title:

The John Marsh Journals. The life and times of a gentleman composer (1752-1828)

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

41

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Marsh, Brian Robins (ed.), The John Marsh Journals. The life and times of a gentleman composer (1752-1828), (New York, 1998), p. 41, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7816, accessed: 22 June 2024


Additional Comments:

DOB 11 June 1752 on Gregorian calendar

   
   
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