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Record 22352

Reading Experience:

'Let me remember, that though I now see, in all the prophets, the most valuable testimony to the truth of the Christian faith, a few years only have elapsed since I considered that evidence to be so dark and unintelligible as to be of little avail to the defence of the Christian cause. The few works upon the prophecies which had fallen into my hands contributed to this opinion, as the writers of them appeared to me in the light of pious visionaries, all labouring to establish some favourite point; or by twisting and turning the obscure meaning of dark passages to suit their purpose to penetrate into the events of futurity'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 21 Feb 1808
Country: England or Scotland
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 Hamilton
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Jul 1758
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Episcopalian
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: England or Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: [books on the prophecies]
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22352  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Hamilton
  Editor: Elizabeth Benger
  Title: Memoirs of the Late Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1818
  Vol: I
  Page: 237
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Hamilton, Elizabeth Benger (ed.), Memoirs of the Late Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton (London, 1818), I, p. 237,, accessed: 25 May 2020

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