Spanish dictionary

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Spanish dictionary

Reading experience
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Elizabeth Missing Sewell on her reading at home in the Isle of Wight, after leaving her Bath boarding school in 1830: "I used to study by myself, for I knew that I was woefully ignorant. Such books as Russell"s ""History of Modern Europe"" and Robertson"s ""Charles the Fifth"", I read, and also Watts on the ""Improvement of the Mind"", and I plodded through an Italian history of the Venetian Doges, lent me by an intimate and valued friend of my father, Mr. Turnbull [...] I taught myself besides to read Spanish -- for having found a Spanish ""Don Quixote"" lying about, which no one claimed, I took possession of it, bought a grammar and dictionary, and set to work to master the contents of the books which I knew so well by name. The elements of botany on the Linnean system was another of my attempted acquirements, but I am afraid my studies were very superficial: I knew nothing perfectly, but I read everything that came in my way. There was an excellent town library in Newport, from which I could get any good modern works; and, beside the graver literature, I had always some lighter book on hand, and especially delighted in Walter Scott"s novels and poetry. Byron, too was a great favourite."

Source

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Spanish dictionary

Reading experience
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ukred-12578

Evidence

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Source

The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

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EuRED : lighting
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Notes


How to cite this record

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http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/64325
Accessed on 2019/11/22 09:17:57

Related place
Great Britain
Related people
Sewell, Elizabeth
Related text or manuscript
The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Related place
Great Britain
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