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Record 27399

Reading Experience:

John Wilson Croker to John Murray, 21 January 1831: 'I return you the "Tatler" that you lent me. I think Mr. Hunt makes more of Moore's letters than they deserve. I certainly wish that Moore had not flattered him so much, but we should recollect that Moore and Mr. Hunt were at that day fellow labourers in a party [...] Party is much the strongest passion of an Englishman's mind [..] There is not one of us who does not tolerate partizans whom one would indignantly reject as ordinary acquaintances. So that, on the whole, I look with a very excusing eye on the flummery with which Moore thought fit to feed the vanity of the weekly critic. As to his present opinions of the man, I suppose they are the correct ones, but I know neither him nor his works, except "Rimini."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1831 and 21 Jan 1831
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:

Author: Leigh Hunt
Title: The Tatler
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 27399  
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: 322
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 2, p. 322,, accessed: 07 February 2023

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