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Record 13038

Reading Experience:

In Letter XXI, "Letters on Daily Life" (addressed to 'C___'), on the correspondent's supposedly having mentioned to her her feeling that 'government of the thoughts' was 'an impossibility': 'I can recollect the book which first brought to me the conviction that such mental control was a duty. It was a volume of short essays and stories, called [italics]The Contributions of Q.Q.[end italics], by Jane Taylor, the well-known author of [italics]Hymns for Infant Minds[end italics]. It brought me a new idea just at the time when I most needed the help [...] I am glad to be able to acknowledge thankfully the aid that this old-fashioned, book, with its quaint title, afforded me.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 19 Feb 1815 and 19 Feb 1835
Country: unknown
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:Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 19 Feb 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: Great Britain
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Jane Taylor
Title: The Contributions of Q.Q.
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1824
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13038  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Letters on Daily Life
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1885
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 203-04
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Letters on Daily Life (London, 1885), p. 203-04,, accessed: 06 December 2019

Additional comments:

Correspondent, and comment, being responded to are possibly fictional (Sewell states in her preface to this work that the Letters are addressed to imaginary pupils).



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