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Record Number: 14159


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell recalls her studies to the age of thirteen: 'The Gospels were as familiar to me as the Lord's Prayer and the Catechism; almost too familiar, indeed, for I read them day after day as a lesson, and thus in a certain degree lost the sense of their meaning.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1820 and 31 Dec 1828

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:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 Feb 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

School pupil

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Title:

New Testament Gospels

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14159

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Editor:

n/a

Title:

'The Reign of Pedantry in Girls' Schools' (article in The Nineteenth Century)

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1888

Vol:

23

Page:

221

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, 'The Reign of Pedantry in Girls' Schools' (article in The Nineteenth Century) (1888), 23, p. 221, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14159, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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