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Record 20680

Reading Experience:

'His letters [PB Shelley's in relation to his desertion of his wife] were really curious. A more singular display of the total want of all moral feeling under the guise of liberality and enlightened sentiment I should suppose had never before been exhibited. The Cause was heard in the Chancellor's private room out of compassion to Mr Shelley and his family. The account which appeared in the papers must have been written by himself, or his friend Mr Hunt of the "Examiner" who was present, and they went so far that the Chancellor intimated that he would have a rehearing of the cause in public and they immediately became silent'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 30 Apr 1817
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Great Russell St
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:Anne Romilly
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1773
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: nee Garbett


Text Being Read:

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Title: [letters to his wife Harriet]
Genre: letters
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20680  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anne Romilly
  Editor: Samuel Henry Romilly
  Title: Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1936
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 165
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 165,, accessed: 30 May 2020

Additional comments:

Date of birth a guess: AR was married in Jan 1798, aged about 24. Not clear whether AR saw copies of the letters, originals, or versions in the newspapers.



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