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Record 10852

Reading Experience:

'Took the "Spirit of the Journals" to the Chapel Library [...] there are no less than 101 Epigrams on Messrs Pitt & Dundas going drunk to the House of Commons on the night of his majesty's message [of] war with France ...Many of which are very poor. These epigrams, Marat, an Epilogue ... & the Orgies of Bachus may be reckoned amongst the least happy articles in this volume.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 28 Sep 1798 and 30 Sep 1798
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Sheffield
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:Joseph Hunter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Feb 1783
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Apprentice working at a Sheffield warehouse. Son of a Sheffield Manufacturer.
Religion: Presbyterian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: The Spirit of the Public Journals for 1797 [series
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 10852  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Joseph Hunter
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add 24, 879
  Page/folio: 34

Citation: Joseph Hunter, Journal British Library, p. Add 24, 879, p. 34,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:



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