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Record Number: 9712


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'One day my [Harriet Martineau's] mother was distressed at finding in the "Times" a ribald song addressed to me.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1832 and 31 Dec 1834

Country:

England

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:

Elizabeth Martineau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

wife of manufacturer

Religion:

Unitarian

Country of Origin:

unknown

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:

"ribald" song about Harriet Martineau

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

In The Times

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9712

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Martineau

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1877

Vol:

1

Page:

307

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 307, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9712, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Song attributed to Thomas Moore; see pp.307-09 of source for Martineau's account of her response to this.

   
   
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