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Record 7922

Reading Experience:

'[On Sunday] After breakfast I had taken up the "Weekly Examiner", and was intent upon a more than usually scurrilous and illogical leading article, when the paper was suddenly snatched from my hands by my landlady, who sternly asked me if I thought reading a newspaper on a Sunday morning was proper behaviour in the house of a God-fearing couple.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1850 and 1 Jan 1867
Country: England
Time: morning: Sunday, at breakfast
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: lodgings, kitchen
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:Thomas Wright
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: journeyman engineer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: [Weekly Screamer]
Genre: Ephemera, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: weekly newspaper
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7922  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Wright
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Some habits and customs of the working classes
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1867
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 226-7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Wright, Some habits and customs of the working classes (London, 1867), p. 226-7,, accessed: 19 February 2020

Additional comments:



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