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Record 22450

Reading Experience:

'Last evening we had more than fifty guests, some influential persons of this world, young and old, French and English - one Spaniard, two Americans. We first had the subject of slavery brought before us, for rather more than an hour ... I finished with a Scripture reading, referring to the subject that had been brought before us; the first part of the 61st chapter of Isaiah. "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me" etc and a portion in Luke where our Lord brings it forward. I felt a real unction I believe I may say from the spirit, to speak such words as I had to say, with power.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 30 Mar 1839
Country: France
Time: evening
Place: city: Paris
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: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Bible (Isaiah)
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22450  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Elizabeth Fry
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add Mss 47457
  Page/folio: ff. 215

Citation: Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47457, p. ff. 215,, accessed: 16 February 2020

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