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Record 13596

Reading Experience:

"Do you think Job's birthday was the 29th of February 'As for that night let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined to the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.' [....] 'Where wast though when I laid the foundations of the earth? ... Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?' And so on to the end:'Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty answer him? He that reproveth God, let him answer it.'"
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Sep 1868 and 30 Sep 1868
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Wick
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:Robert Louis Stevenson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1850
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: student
Religion: Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Letter to Bob Stevenson
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 13596  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 1
  Page: 152
  Additional comments: Additional editor Ernest Mehew

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 152,, accessed: 08 July 2020

Additional comments:

Presumably RLS was reading from copy of Bible, Book of Job (3:6, 38:4, 40:2), as he wrote out the quotations.



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