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Record 20682

Reading Experience:

'What a pity it is that Mr B[entham] carries this oddity of language [which AR has just been joking about] into his works. It makes them unreadible [sic] and of much less use than they otherwise would be. He has just published a singular Book the title of which is "Bentham on Codification", a great deal very excellent, Sir Samuel says, but most injudicious and injurious to the good cause, not only from throwing a ridicule on it, but also from going so much too far, for it is scarcely attempted to be disguised that Republicanism is his great object'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 6 Oct 1817
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: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: Jeremy Bentham
Title: [works]
Genre: Politics, Philosophy, Law
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20682  
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: 176-7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 176-7,, accessed: 25 May 2020

Additional comments:

Date of birth a guess: AR was married in Jan 1798, aged about 24.



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