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Record Number: 24240


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From John Wilson Croker's Journal of 1818: 'December 16th. -- Before dinner His Royal Highness told me he had been reading Walter Scott's edition of Swift, which, and particularly the correspondence, amused him; and above all he was surprised to find Dr. Sheridan's character to be so exactly that of poor Sheridan. He said he thought the best letters were Lord Bolingbroke's [...] I had shown H.R.H. in the morning, a copy of a letter written 40 years ago by Mrs. Delany (widow of the Dr. Swift's friend) giving an account of a visit of the Royal family to Bulstrode, in which H.R.H. was mentioned; he was pleased at this revival of early reflections, and assured me every word of the account was true.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1818 and 16 Dec 1818

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Brighton

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:

George Augustus Frederick Prince of Wales

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1762

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Prince Regent

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jonathan Swift

Title:

works (including correspondence)

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Ed. Walter Scott

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24240

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Louis L. Jennings

Title:

The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S.

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1884

Vol:

1

Page:

128

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Louis L. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S., (London, 1884), 1, p. 128, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=24240, accessed: 18 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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