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Record 4203

Reading Experience:

'I heard, at that blessed City Mission meeting, which I attended the other evening, that our county is reckoned one of the worst for crime and ignorance. ? (note written summer 1850) Mrs Opie, latterly, took a somewhat morbid view of the existing state of things, supposing that instead if improving they would become worse. She read the daily papers, in which the same crime is repeatedly brought to notice, week after week, and became possessed with the idea that murders and horrors were multiplied in proportion to the publicity given them.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 1850
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Norwich
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:Amelia Opie
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Nov 1769
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Father was a physician
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Presbiterian/ Quaker 1825 onwards
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: n/a
Genre: Ephemera, daily newspapers
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4203  
Source - Print  
  Author: Cecilia Lily Brightell
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memorials of the Life of Amelia Opie
  Place of Publication: Norwich
  Date of Publication: 1854
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 384
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Cecilia Lily Brightell, Memorials of the Life of Amelia Opie (Norwich, 1854), p. 384,, accessed: 02 July 2022

Additional comments:



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