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Record 14345

Reading Experience:

From Elizabeth Missing Sewell's recommendations of non-fictional works 'which I can guarantee myself' in 'Hints on Reading': 'Froude's Short Essays on Great Subjects. -- I mention this book with a certain reservation, because, with all my admiration of Mr. Froude's talents, I certainly do not agree with him in principle [...] "Calvinism" appears to me to be about anything but Calvinism. It is rather an exposition of Mr. Froude's Protestant view of Christianity; but it is interesting and suggestive. Several of the other essays are on the colonial policy of England, and will be chiefly attractive to those who have colonial sympathies; but they are very clever.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
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:Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 19 Feb 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer/teacher
Religion: Church of England
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: J. A. Froude
Title: Short Essays on Great Subjects
Genre: Other religious, Essays / Criticism, History, Biography, Politics, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14345  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1872
  Vol: 13
  Page: 98
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church (1872), 13, p. 98,, accessed: 16 October 2019

Additional comments:

Article takes form of a letter addressed 'My dear ----', and signed 'Elizabeth M. Sewell.'



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