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Record Number: 17228


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We had a wet day yesterday, and amused ourselves with reading aloud "The Life of Stephen Langton" in "The Lives of the English Saints" (These lives were small biographies written by the more extreme members of the Oxford party.) It is well written and interesting, but I cannot go with it Thomas a Becket is no saint to my mind, and I dislike the uncalled-for hits at the Reformation'. [text in parenthesis added by the author or editor, it is unclear which, when turning journal text into publishable material]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

15 Sep 1845

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
county: Richmond
specific address: 3 Park Villas

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:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

writer and teacher

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

unsure, those at the home of Miss Hopper


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

Life of Stephen Langton

Genre:

Other religious, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17228

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:

126

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1907), p. 126, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17228, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

This was during a visit to the home of Miss Hooper

   
   
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