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Record 7364

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?Another Sunday recollection is that of a Sunday morning gathering in a humble kitchen. Larry [a crippled shoemaker] made his appearance every Sunday morning, as regular as clockwork, with a copy of the "Northern Star", damp from the press, for the purpose of having some member of our household read out to him and others "Fergus?s Letter". The paper was first to be dried before the fire, and then carefully and evenly cut, so as not to damage a single line of the almost sacred publication. This done, Larry, placidly smoking his ? pipe, ? settled himself to listen with all the rapture of a devotee in a tabernacle to the message of the great Fergus, watching and now and again turning the little joint as it hung and twirled before the kitchen fire, and interjecting occasional chuckles of approval as some particularly emphatic sentiment was read aloud.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: morning: on Sunday
Place: city: Cheltenham
location in dwelling: home, kitchen, in front of the fire
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: Adams
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth Feb 1832
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Larry, the crippled shoemaker and probably other members of the Adams family
Additional comments: A member of the Adams family, probably William Edwin's father


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Northern Star
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 7364  
Source - Print  
  Author: William Edwin Adams
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of a Social Atom
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1903
  Vol: 1
  Page: 164-5
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William Edwin Adams, Memoirs of a Social Atom (London, 1903), 1, p. 164-5,, accessed: 18 February 2020

Additional comments:



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