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Record 23137

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'The following particulars relating to a poor woman named Amelia Roberts, who has hanged for robbing her master's house, are so instructive both to masters and servants... The facts stated were communicated by her to two of the ladies of the Newgate Association who visited her ... She then entered the service of Mr A., knowing his mother to be a serious character and presuming that the son would be the same. But in this she was mistaken ... During the three years of her residence under Mr A.'s roof, she heard a chapter of the Bible read but once, and that was one Sunday evening after the death of his mother ... she soon ceased to read her Bible, and, thus falling by little and little, she first neglected the forms of religion, and then grossly departed from its precepts'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: 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:

Listener:Amelia Roberts
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Servant
Occupation: servant
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 23137  
Source - Print  
  Author: Matilda Wrench
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1852
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 10
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Matilda Wrench, Visits to female prisoners at home and abroad (London, 1852), p. 10, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=23137, accessed: 19 September 2019

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