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Record Number: 5183


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Binda gave us a satirical character of the Duke of wellington said to be written by B.Constant "un heros froid et mediocre [...]" I am quite sick of Hobhouse's book his abuse of the Bourbons is not worth answering; if it were true its unaltered violence defeats its own malignity. The publication of the Bodleian and Ashmolean letters are very amusing in three volumes.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

24 Jul 1816

Country:

England

Time

evening: 'after dinner'

Place:

location in dwelling: home

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:

Benjamin Newton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1762

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Rector and J.P.

Religion:

Church of England

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:

anon

Title:

Letters written by an eminent persons in the seventeenth century

Genre:

History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5183

Source:

Print

Author:

Benjamin Newton

Editor:

C.P. Fendall

Title:

The Diaries of Benjamin Newton Rector of Wath, 1816-1819

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

8

Additional Comments:

and ed. E.A.Crutchley

Citation:

Benjamin Newton, C.P. Fendall (ed.), The Diaries of Benjamin Newton Rector of Wath, 1816-1819 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5183, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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