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Record Number: 12428


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Once the head master had occasion to speak. A lad with ruddy skin, and light hair, had a defect in his speech, and could not pronounce his "r's", so that he read out: "Whatsoever is wight that shall ye weceive". "Do try and pronounce your 'r's' better", said the master, kindly; and there upon there was a shuffling of feet from the other pupils, as if the only method of laughing under the silent system was with the shoes.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1862

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: Coldbath Fields Prison
other location: in the schoolroom

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

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

prisoner

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

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:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
copy book belongs to the prison


Source Information:

Record ID:

12428

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry Mayhew

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Criminal Prisons of London

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1862

Vol:

n/a

Page:

319

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, The Criminal Prisons of London (London, 1862), p. 319, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12428, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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