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Record Number: 7345


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

??we were soon in a free conversation on the subject of parliamentary reform. When objections were stated, they listened candidly to our replies, and a good-humoured discussion, half serious, half joking, was prompted on both sides. I and Mitchell had with us, and it was entirely accidental, a few of Cobbett?s "Registers" and Hone?s "Political Pamphlets", to which we sometimes appealed, and read extracts from. The soldiers were delighted; they burst into fits of laughter; and all the copies we had, being given to them, one of them read the "Political Litany" through, to the further great amusement of himself and the company. Thus we passed a most agreeable evening and parted only at the last hour.?

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1817 and 31 Mar 1817

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: on a Sunday afternoon

Place:

city: London
specific address: Knightsbridge Barracks
other location: NCO's room

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Samuel Bamford

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Feb 1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Weaver

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Bamford's companion, Joseph Mitchell, and six sergeants


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Hone

Title:

[political pamphlets]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Pamphlet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7345

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Bamford

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Passages in the life of a radical

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1844

Vol:

1

Page:

22-3

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Bamford, Passages in the life of a radical (London, 1844), 1, p. 22-3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7345, accessed: 29 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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