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Record 8276

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Thomas Carter [a nineteenth-century Colchester and London tailor] wrote of "The Seasons" that, "With the exception of the Bible, I know not that I ever read any other book so attentively and regularly. Its beautiful descriptions of nature were delightful to my imagination, while its fine moral reflections [...] were, as I believe, greatly instrumental in promoting my best interests"'.
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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 Carter
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Tailor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: James Thomson
Title: The Seasons
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8276  
Source - Print  
  Author: David Vincent
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working Class Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1981
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 187
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: David Vincent, Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working Class Autobiography (London, 1981), p. 187, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8276, accessed: 27 May 2019

Additional comments:

Quotation from Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845) p.75.

 

 

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