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Record 15860

Reading Experience:

'Monday Oct. 29th. [...] The following passage is from Thistlewood's Defence 'A few hours hence and I shall be no more; but the nightly breeze which will whistle over the silent grave that shall protect me from its keenness, will bear to your restless pillow the memory of one who lived but for his country -- and died when liberty and justice had been driven from its confines by a set of wretches.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 29 Oct 1821
Country: Italy
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:Claire Clairmont
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 27 Apr 1798
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: trainee writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: anon
Title: The Trials of Arthur Thistlewood, James Ings, John Thomas Brunt, Richard Tidd, William Davidson and Others, for High Treason ... with the Antecedent Proceedings. Taken in short-hand by William Brodie Gurney (vol. 2)
Genre: Politics, Law
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols. London, 1820
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 15860  
Source - Print  
  Author: Claire Clairmont
  Editor: Marion Kingston Stocking
  Title: The Journals of Claire Clairmont
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1968
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 252-253
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 252-253,, accessed: 05 February 2023

Additional comments:

Source editor notes that Edward Ellerker Williams copied the same passage into his journal on this day (see p.253 n.35).



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