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Record Number: 24266


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Lord Liverpool to John Wilson Croker, 23 August 1824: 'I am very much obliged to you for the specimen which you have sent me of Horace Walpole's letters to Lord Hertford, which I return. I have been very much amused by it, but [...] I believe Horace Walpole to have been as bad a man as ever lived; I cannot call him a violent party man, he had not virtue enough to be so; he was the most sensuous and selfish of mortals [comments further].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1824 and 23 Aug 1824

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:

Robert Banks Jenkinson, second Earl of Liverpool

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1770

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Prime Minister, Great Britain

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:

Horace Walpole

Title:

letters to Lord Hertford

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

24266

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Louis L. Jennings

Title:

The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S.

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1884

Vol:

1

Page:

270

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Louis L. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S. (London, 1884), 1, p. 270, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24266, accessed: 19 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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