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Record Number: 12874


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Then I became seized with a desire to know something about religion, and I read the commandments over and over again, as well as those portions of the Bible which I could understand. I was particularly struck with the words: "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work", etc. "It is not right for me to work on Sundays," I said to myself, and communicated my impression to the supervisor.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1848 and 31 Dec 1848

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Millbank Prison
other location: in his prison cell

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:

Mark Jeffrey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

31 Aug 1825

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

agricultural labourer/ cheap John (travelling hawker)/ burglar/ prisoner

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
prison issue


Source Information:

Record ID:

12874

Source:

Print

Author:

Mark Jeffrey

Editor:

W. and J.E. Hiener

Title:

A burglar's life, or, The stirring adventures of the great English burglar, Mark Jeffrey

Place of Publication:

Sydney

Date of Publication:

1968 (1893)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

53

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Mark Jeffrey, W. and J.E. Hiener (ed.), A burglar's life, or, The stirring adventures of the great English burglar, Mark Jeffrey (Sydney, 1968 (1893)), p. 53, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12874, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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