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Record 22378

Reading Experience:

'Having poured forth my soul in prayer, and having exhorted my household to live in the love and fear of the Lord, I have attained some mental relief upon entering a New Year and finishing another. And upon opening my Bible at these words so consonant with the feelings of my heart that I quote them here - "Hear my prayer and be merciful unto thine inheritance; turn our sorrow into joy that we may live oh Lord and praise thy name"'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 1 Jan 1821
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: St Mildred's Court
location in dwelling
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 Fry
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 May 1780
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: wife of merchant
Religion: Quaker
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: [n/a]
Title: Bible (Esther)
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22378  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Elizabeth Fry
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add Mss 47456
  Page/folio: ff. 322

Citation: Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 322,, accessed: 24 February 2020

Additional comments:

unsure if read this passage aloud to household



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