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Record 6869

Reading Experience:

?In January 1860, appeared the Cornhill magazine, with Thackeray as its editor. The price was a shilling? As soon as I knew it was on sale, I walked to Beddington and came home the proud possessor of the first number. Thackeray?s "Roundabout papers" and some of his stories I read with much gusto. Before the year was out there appeared in the Cornhill a series of remarkable papers by John Ruskin, "Unto this last". These I read with avidity from beginning to end. Long and deep did I ponder over them. The style ? so simple, so beautiful, so telling ? captivated me??
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1860
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Northumberland
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:Thomas Burt
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Nov 1837
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Pitman, later MP
Religion: Methodist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: The Cornhill Magazine
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 6869  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Burt
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1924
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 144
  Additional comments:

Citation: Thomas Burt, Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography (London, 1924), p. 144,, accessed: 11 August 2020

Additional comments:

In this journal, he read with particular interest William Thackeray's 'Roundabout papers' and John Ruskin's 'Unto this last'.



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