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Record 26040

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'Karnak which I chose for our first day has thoroughly answered... The Prince had already suggested what had already occured to me and was arranged with General Bruce, that our service at Thebes should be in some tomb or temple. Accordingly I chose today a corner in the Great Hall of Karnak, read the Psalms of the day (Mar 16), and preached on the two verses about Egypt which they contain. It was, I must say, a striking scene. In the furtherest aisles of that vast Cathedral were herded together the horses, dromedaries, asses, and their attendants. In the shade of the two gigantic pillars, seated on a mass of broken stones, were ourselves, two or three stray travellers, and the servants in the background. The Prince expressed great pleasure at the sermon, and begged to have a copy of it. It was on the good and evil of the old Egyptian religion.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 16 Mar 1862
Country: Egypt
Time: n/a
Place: city: Karnak
other location: in the temple
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Dec 1815
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Dean of Westminster
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Egypt
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Prince of Wales, General Bruce, Major Teesdale, Captain Keppel, the Hon. R. Meade, Dr Minter, stray travellers, servants
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 26040  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Rowland E. Prothero
  Title: The life and correspondence of Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 1894
  Vol: 2
  Page: 71
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Rowland E. Prothero (ed.), The life and correspondence of Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (New York, 1894), 2, p. 71,, accessed: 18 February 2020

Additional comments:



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