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Record Number: 10310


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As regards books, such a lot depends on what sort of life you are leading. I always relish Ingram's terse epigrammatic style, but more especially when I am actively busy in mind and body - as during a company course. At such times I have no use for Westcott and his Euclid-like problems and theorems and theses and antitheses. At the present moment, however, my brain is in tune with Westcott. I have a fair amount of spare time, my work is not much brain-work, and I feel I need an exercise of the reason such as I find his books give. I am reading his "Introduction to the Study of the Gospels" at present, and I like it better than any other book of his I have read. He has such a splendidly broad view of everything, and while he observes the minutest details of his subject, he never seems to lose his sense of the whole. That is what is so rare among religionists. They either seem to concentrate all their powers on one little details, or else get such a very general view that, not understanding the composition, they do not understand the full importance or significance of their subject.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 20 Nov 1904 and 3 Feb 1906

Country:

Mauritius

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Curepipe

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:

Donald William Alers Hankey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Dec 1884

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Army Subaltern

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Mauritius

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Brooke Foss Westcott

Title:

Introduction to the Study of the Gospels

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

10310

Source:

Print

Author:

Donald William Alers Hankey

Editor:

Edward Miller

Title:

Letters of Donald Hankey "A Student in Arms"

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1920

Vol:

n/a

Page:

26-27

Additional Comments:

Letter dated 3 February 1906.

Citation:

Donald William Alers Hankey, Edward Miller (ed.), Letters of Donald Hankey "A Student in Arms" (London, 1920), p. 26-27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10310, accessed: 28 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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