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Record 6999

Reading Experience:

?For reading aloud the one book used was the Bible, the Psalms being always selected. Directly the last Psalm was finished we turned back to the first, and began them over again. In my own experience, the monotony of this proceeding had a most unhappy effect ? the Psalms became so uninteresting, not to say repetitive, that all through life I have failed to appreciate properly the beauty of those grand Eastern compositions.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: other location: school
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 Catling
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Sep 1838
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Class and teacher, other classmates also reading aloud in turn
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 6999  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Catling
  Editor: n/a
  Title: My Life's Pilgrimage
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1911
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 15-6
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Catling, My Life's Pilgrimage (London, 1911), p. 15-6,, accessed: 18 February 2020

Additional comments:



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