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Record 17221

Reading Experience:

'I was reading the little book aloud to my mother one evening when he was in the room, and not being well was lying on the sofa half asleep, as I thought; but he listened, and I think was interested, for he asked me what I was reading. I forget exactly what answer I made, but it certainly was not that I was reading anything of my own, and so I lost the opportunity of giving him pleasure'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Dec 1840
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Newport
county: Isle of Wight
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1815
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Sewell's mother, Jane and her father, Thomas
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Title: Stories on the Lord's Prayer
Genre: Other religious, Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 17221  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: Eleanor L. Sewell
  Title: The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1907
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 67
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1907), p. 67,, accessed: 22 August 2019

Additional comments:

Sewell did not tell her father (the 'he' of the excerpt) about her book being published



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