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Record 27326

Reading Experience:

John Wilson Croker to John Murray, 18 July 1821: 'Ramsgate is still empty and dull; our good weather fled with the pomp of the Coronation.... Blessings on the Queen! I see by this morning's paper that she is determined to make a part of the show. But her day is gone by, and there wanted but this last part of her farce to finish her character [following her trial for adultery and estrangement from husband] with the few respectable people that yet cling to her.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 18 Jul 1821
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 n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: court news
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 18 July 1821
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27326  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Smiles
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1891
  Vol: 2
  Page: 55
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 2, p. 55,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

Croker appears to refer to the Queen's unsuccessful attempts to gain entrance to the coronation ceremony of George IV.



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