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Record Number: 20681


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'His letters [PB Shelley's in relation to his desertion of his wife] were really curious. A more singular display of the total want of all moral feeling under the guise of liberality and enlightened sentiment I should suppose had never before been exhibited. The Cause was heard in the Chancellor's private room out of compassion to Mr Shelley and his family. The account which appeared in the papers must have been written by himself, or his friend Mr Hunt of the "Examiner" who was present, and they went so far that the Chancellor intimated that he would have a rehearing of the cause in public and they immediately became silent'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 30 Apr 1817

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Great Russell St

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:

Anne Romilly

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1773

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

nee Garbett



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[newspaper]

Genre:

Law

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20681

Source:

Print

Author:

Anne Romilly

Editor:

Samuel Henry Romilly

Title:

Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1936

Vol:

n/a

Page:

165

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 165, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20681, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of birth a guess: AR was married in Jan 1798, aged about 24.

   
   
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