Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

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

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 15860


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Monday Oct. 29th. [...] The following passage is from Thistlewood's Defence 'A few hours hence and I shall be no more; but the nightly breeze which will whistle over the silent grave that shall protect me from its keenness, will bear to your restless pillow the memory of one who lived but for his country -- and died when liberty and justice had been driven from its confines by a set of wretches.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

29 Oct 1821

Country:

Italy

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:

Claire Clairmont

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

27 Apr 1798

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

trainee writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

anon

Title:

The Trials of Arthur Thistlewood, James Ings, John Thomas Brunt, Richard Tidd, William Davidson and Others, for High Treason ... with the Antecedent Proceedings. Taken in short-hand by William Brodie Gurney (vol. 2)

Genre:

Politics, Law

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

2 vols. London, 1820

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15860

Source:

Print

Author:

Claire Clairmont

Editor:

Marion Kingston Stocking

Title:

The Journals of Claire Clairmont

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

n/a

Page:

252-253

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 252-253, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15860, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Source editor notes that Edward Ellerker Williams copied the same passage into his journal on this day (see p.253 n.35).

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design