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Record Number: 7914


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'To amuse ourselves at the inns on this road we brought with us Jackson's "30 Letters" & Moritz's "Travels in England" (both in our Society) but having finish'd the latter (w'ch John was now reading) & Mrs M being reading the other, I got Mrs Radcliffe's novel of the "Sicilian Romance" from the Library there, which I this day began reading & was much pleased with.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

2 Sep 1795

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: inns - journey to New Forest and Salisbury

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:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

son of Musian / composer / gentleman

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

son of John Marsh, the author of the journals



Text Being Read:

Author:

Carl Philipp Moritz

Title:

Travels of a German through England in 1782

Genre:

Biography, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)
Borrowed from the Book Society in Chichester


Source Information:

Record ID:

7914

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:

583

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. 583, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7914, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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