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

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George Watson


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Witness statement in trial for theft: Thomas Crocket: "I keep Pan's Coffee-house in Castle-street; on the 9th of November last, the prisoner came into my house, between six and seven in the evening, and called for a glass of brandy and water; I served him with it; he staid about a quarter of an hour reading a newspaper; after he had read the paper he asked for a bason of soup;..."

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: George Watson      Print: Newspaper


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