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Record Number: 1089


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for publishing a blasphemous and seditious libel: William Smith: "I saw [the prisoner] serving in the shop and bought this book of him... I read part of the pamphlet as I went along the streets..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

27 Dec 1821

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:

William Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

n/a

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Temple of Reason

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Pamphlet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1089

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 22 May 1822, Trial of 'Anon' (t18220522-82),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 22 May 1822, Trial of 'Anon' (t18220522-82), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1089, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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