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Record 7345

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??we were soon in a free conversation on the subject of parliamentary reform. When objections were stated, they listened candidly to our replies, and a good-humoured discussion, half serious, half joking, was prompted on both sides. I and Mitchell had with us, and it was entirely accidental, a few of Cobbett?s "Registers" and Hone?s "Political Pamphlets", to which we sometimes appealed, and read extracts from. The soldiers were delighted; they burst into fits of laughter; and all the copies we had, being given to them, one of them read the "Political Litany" through, to the further great amusement of himself and the company. Thus we passed a most agreeable evening and parted only at the last hour.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1817 and 31 Mar 1817
Country: England
Time: afternoon: on a Sunday afternoon
Place: city: London
specific address: Knightsbridge Barracks
other location: NCO's room
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Samuel Bamford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Feb 1788
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Weaver
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Bamford's companion, Joseph Mitchell, and six sergeants
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Hone
Title: [political pamphlets]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Pamphlet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7345  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Bamford
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Passages in the life of a radical
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1844
  Vol: 1
  Page: 22-3
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Bamford, Passages in the life of a radical (London, 1844), 1, p. 22-3,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:



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