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Record 12791

Reading Experience:

From letter to Elizabeth Missing Sewell reproduced in [italics]The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell[end italics], written in 1889 by the Rev. J. J. Lias, to accompany a copy of one of his own published writings: 'I am sending this book in recognition of invaluable help rendered by you to me nearly half a century ago [...] When I first fell in with [italics]Laneton Parsonage[end italics] I was in a stage of sentimental evangelicalism in which the reading of good works and thinking of (perhaps) good thoughts was to me the whole of religion. When my tutor gave me [italics]Laneton Parsonage[end italics], its doctrine of baptismal grace and privileges at once inspired me [...] I never became an advanced High Churchman, but my sympathies have been with the common-sense practical Churchmanship you have taught in your books -- a Catholic Christianity which holds fast the Word of God and the Creeds, and honours the Sacraments.'
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1845 and 31 Dec 1855
Country: England
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:J. J. Lias
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
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:

Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Title: Laneton Parsonage
Genre: Other religious, Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown
'Given' by tutor (whether as gift or loan not clear)


Source Information:

Record ID: 12791  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: Eleanor L. Sewell
  Title: The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1908
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 226-27
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1908), p. 226-27,, accessed: 24 August 2019

Additional comments:



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