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Record 25891

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'As I opened the Bible today I was peculiarly struck with the well known, never enough known, passage, Prov. II. 3, 4: "If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her, as for hid treasures', showing that we must indeed do this in order to understand at all, and how few do it.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 2 Sep 1850
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
   
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:John Ruskin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 8 Feb 1819
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: art critic and social critic
Religion: Church of England (evangelical)
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Bible (Proverbs)
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25891  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Ruskin
  Editor: Joan Evans
  Title: The diaries of John Ruskin
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1956
  Vol: 2
  Page: 466
  Additional comments: continuous pagination through vols

Citation: John Ruskin, Joan Evans (ed.), The diaries of John Ruskin (Oxford, 1956), 2, p. 466, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25891, accessed: 18 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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