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Record 24612

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Lord Aberdeen to John Wilson Croker, 21 February 1851: 'In reading Lord Holland's book, which I did very cursorily, I was more struck by its dulness than by any other quality. A senseless hostility to all legitimate Kings and Queens, and a ludicrous exaltation of "[italics]that great Prince[end italics]," Bonaparte, might have been expected; but it is wonderful how little the volume contains which has not either been long well known, or which is not worth knowing [discusses text further]'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1851 and 21 Feb 1851
Country: n/a
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:Lord Aberdeen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Henry Richard Lord Holland
Title: Foreign Reminiscences
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: c. early 1851
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24612  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Louis J. Jennings
  Title: The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 t0 1830
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1884
  Vol: 3
  Page: 223
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louis J. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 t0 1830 (London, 1884), 3, p. 223, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24612, accessed: 22 May 2019

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