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Record Number: 12570


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was always given to strange scrupulous fancies, and not long before [leaving her first boarding school when aged almost thirteen] had made myself miserable, after reading about Jephthah's vow, because I imagined that every time the thought of making a vow came into my head I had actually made it, and was bound to keep it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1819 and 31 Dec 1828

Country:

Great Britain

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:

Elizabeth Sewell

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 Feb 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

Great Britain

Country of Experience:

Great Britain

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Biblical story of Jephthah

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12570

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Editor:

Eleanor L. Sewell

Title:

The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1908

Vol:

n/a

Page:

24-25

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell (London, 1908), p. 24-25, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12570, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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