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Record 12753

Reading Experience:

'Several newspapers have come to hand; also "Blackwood's Magazine" for October. "Blackwood" has a long article on Irish affairs, which pleases me much; for they say it is now clear the British Constitution, with its trial-by-jury and other respectable institutions, is no way suited to Ireland; that even the Whigs have foundout this truth at last; that they, the "Blackwood's" men, always said so; and who will contradict them now? - that Ireland is to be kept in order simply by bayonets; and when the vile Celts are sufficiently educated and improved, they may then perhaps aspire to be admitted to the pure blessings of, etc, etc.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 4 Dec 1848
Country: Bermuda
Time: n/a
Place: other location: on board "Dromedary Hulk", at Bermuda
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 Mitchel
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Nov 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: author, Irish Nationalist, under arrest for Treason
Religion: Presbyterian family
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Bermuda
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: October 1848
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12753  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Mitchel
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Jail Journal
  Place of Publication: Dublin
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 110-111
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 110-111,, accessed: 16 February 2020

Additional comments:



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