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Record 10859

Reading Experience:

'Procured a paper in form of an advertisement called "Long Faces" published Feb. 28th 1794 on the fast which was held that day. It is a very keen satire on fast days in general. I think it has been declared a libel.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 19 Oct 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: Anon
Title: Long Faces; Amusement for Starving Mechanics
Genre: Politics, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 10859  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Joseph Hunter
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add 24, 879
  Page/folio: 37

Citation: Joseph Hunter, Journal British Library, p. Add 24, 879, p. 37,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:



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