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Record Number: 17159


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'whilst yet in the nursery, I learned the greater portion of the first chapter of Isaiah, and can repeat it to this day. No one told me to do so, or even knew that I had done it. The beauty of the language, the exquisite musical rhythm of the sentences caught my ear, but I had little perception of anything beyond.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1815 and 31 Dec 1822

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Newport
county: Isle of Wight

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:

1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

later writer

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:

[n/a]

Title:

Book of Isaiah

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

17159

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Editor:

Eleanor L. Sewell

Title:

The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1907

Vol:

n/a

Page:

16

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1907), p. 16, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17159, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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