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Record Number: 1090


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for publishing a blasphemous and seditious libel: Prisoner questions witness Raven Q: Pray, did you read no.17 of 'The Republican' before you employed that person to purchase it? A: I did. Q: You consider it an impious and blasphemous book? A: Most assuredly. Q: Pray, what do you mean by blasphemy? A: Any publication which has a tendency to vilify the Bible, the Christian Religion, or our Lord Jesus Christ

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 May 1824 and 31 May 1824

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Henry Baldwin Raven

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
probably

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:

The Republican

Genre:

Other religious, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Pamphlet

Publication Details

London, R. Carlile, Fleet Street

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1090

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 3 June 1824, Trial of James Clark (t18240603-252),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 3 June 1824, Trial of James Clark (t18240603-252), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1090, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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