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Record 26938

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Harriet, Countess Granville to her sister, Lady Carlisle, 31 July 1832: 'I have the greatest pleasure in reading religious books. I find that I understand the Bible better than I ever did before, that I know much better what I am not and what I ought to be, that the subject interests and occupies me deeply, whilst I am employed on it [...] I have been reading Fenn's sermons and like most of them extremely as explaining and directing. Bradley's third volume is excellent. Adams' "Private Thoughts" one likes better and better. There are parts that one cannot, but these always redeemed by something so true, so feeling, so practical.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1832 and 31 Jul 1832
Country: France
Time: n/a
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:Harriet Countess Granville
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth Aug 1785
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Diplomat's wife
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Adams
Title: Private Thoughts
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26938  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Countess Granville
  Editor: F. Leveson Gower
  Title: Letters of Harriet, Countess Granville
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1894
  Vol: 2
  Page: 128
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet, Countess Granville (London, 1894), 2, p. 128, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26938, accessed: 24 October 2019

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