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Record 24282

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
From John Wilson Croker's Note Books, 24 October 1825: 'The first time I ever saw [Germaine de Stael] was at dinner at Lord Liverpool's in Combe Wood [...] During dinner she talked incessantly but admirably, but several of her apparently spontaneous mots were borrowed or prepared. For instance, speaking of the relative states of England and the Continent at that period, the high notion we had formed of the danger to the world from Buonaparte's despotism, and the high opinion the Continent had formed of the riches, strength and spirit of England; she insisted that these opinions were both just, and added with an elegant elan, "Les etrangers sont la posterite contemporaine." This expression I have since found in the journal of Camille Desmoulins.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
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:John Wilson Croker
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 20 Dec 1780
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Secretary to the Admiralty
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Camille Desmoulins
Title: journal
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Politics
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24282  
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: 326
  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. 326, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24282, accessed: 03 October 2022

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