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Record 24240

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
From John Wilson Croker's Journal of 1818: 'December 16th. -- Before dinner His Royal Highness told me he had been reading Walter Scott's edition of Swift, which, and particularly the correspondence, amused him; and above all he was surprised to find Dr. Sheridan's character to be so exactly that of poor Sheridan. He said he thought the best letters were Lord Bolingbroke's [...] I had shown H.R.H. in the morning, a copy of a letter written 40 years ago by Mrs. Delany (widow of the Dr. Swift's friend) giving an account of a visit of the Royal family to Bulstrode, in which H.R.H. was mentioned; he was pleased at this revival of early reflections, and assured me every word of the account was true.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1818 and 16 Dec 1818
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Brighton
   
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:George Augustus Frederick Prince of Wales
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1762
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Prince Regent
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Jonathan Swift
Title: works (including correspondence)
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Ed. Walter Scott
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24240  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Louis L. Jennings
  Title: The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1884
  Vol: 1
  Page: 128
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louis L. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S. (London, 1884), 1, p. 128, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24240, accessed: 01 July 2022

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