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Record 9712

Reading Experience:

'One day my [Harriet Martineau's] mother was distressed at finding in the "Times" a ribald song addressed to me.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1832 and 31 Dec 1834
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:Elizabeth Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: wife of manufacturer
Religion: Unitarian
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: anon
Title: "ribald" song about Harriet Martineau
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: In The Times
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9712  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 307
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 307,, accessed: 19 July 2019

Additional comments:

Song attributed to Thomas Moore; see pp.307-09 of source for Martineau's account of her response to this.



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