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Record Number: 1262


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry Mayhew interviews a long-song seller: to sell ballads he not only cries their titles, but also sings the songs he has for sale in print. "I sometimes begin with singing or trying to sing, for I'm no vocalist, the first few words of any song, and them quite loud..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Dec 1849

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
other location: street

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

long-song seller

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

people using the street, purchasers and potential purchasers


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Broadsheet, broadside ballads

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

1262

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry Mayhew

Editor:

n/a

Title:

London Labour and the London Poor

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1861

Vol:

1

Page:

221

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (1861), 1, p. 221, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1262, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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