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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Witness statement in trial for highway robbery: Q: "How came Mrs Carey to read the almanack?" Norris: "She was reading it, looking over it to see what day of the month it was" "...I heard a person reading a newspaper...I mean an almanack, not a newspaper" Q: "What sort of almanack was it?" A: "Almost like a newspaper, it was stuck up against the wall"

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Carey      Print: Broadsheet, Poster, Almanack


George Gordon, Lord Byron : 'To A Lady Weeping'

'To a Lady Weeping "Weep, daughter of a royal line..."'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George or Edward Carey      Print: Unknown


George Gordon, Lord Byron : On Being Asked What Was the "Origin of Love"

'On being asked what was the "Origin of Love"' 'The "Origin of Love! - ah why/That question cruel ask of me/...' [minor differences from the original]

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Edward or George Carey      Print: Unknown


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