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Record Number: 13244


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Brougham's pamphlet accidentally happens to be very dull. It is not of much importance but there was no absolute necessity for its being so. Wit and declamation would be misplaced, but a clever man may be bright and flowing while he is argumentative and prudent. He makes out a great case in general: and nobody would accuse Lord Lonsdale and the Bishop of undue precipitation if they were to make some sort of reply to the charge of particular delinquencies levelled against them'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1818 and 24 Aug 1818

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Foston
county: Yorkshire

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:

Sydney Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Jun 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Clergyman

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry Brougham

Title:

A Letter to SIR SAMUEL ROMILLY, MP from H. BROUGHAM, Esq. MPFRS upon the Abuse of Charities

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Pamphlet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13244

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Nowell C. Smith

Title:

The Letters of Sydney Smith

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1953

Vol:

I

Page:

298

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Nowell C. Smith (ed.), The Letters of Sydney Smith (Oxford, 1953), I, p. 298, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13244, accessed: 23 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter to Lady Holland

   
   
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