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Record Number: 12197


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

The boy is 'discontented ... because I cannot understand that which I reade'. The Devil Magirus 'expounded the places that were difficult', and for this reading expertise the student promises the Devil his soul. He later regrets this, but disappears, presumably carried off by the Devil.

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1600 and 1 Jan 1646

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:

anon [a boy]

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

University student at Cambridge

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England (Ashbourne)

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Education

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12197

Source:

Print

Author:

James Dalton

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A strange and true relation of a young woman possest with the Devil

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1646

Vol:

n/a

Page:

5-6

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Dalton, A strange and true relation of a young woman possest with the Devil (London, 1646), p. 5-6, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12197, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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