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Record 24442

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
John Wilson Croker to Lord Hertford, 30 January 1833: 'Are you fond of a bit of superstition? One day last week, at A. Baring's, I told them at breakfast that I dreamt a tooth had dropped out, and that, of course, I should hear of the death of a friend. So we looked at the newspapers for a couple of days with some kind of interest, but no bad news came, and we were about to give up our superstition, when lo! two days after, I read an account of the death that very same night of my dear old friend Lord Exmouth, who with his dying breath sent me a most affectionate message.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1833 and 30 Jan 1833
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 1780
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Member of Parliament
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:
Title: report of death of Lord Exmouth
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 1-30 January 1833
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24442  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Louis J. Jennings
  Title: The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S, Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1884
  Vol: 2
  Page: 201
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louis J. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S, Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830. (London, 1884), 2, p. 201, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24442, accessed: 03 October 2022

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