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Record Number: 1987


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[reading the Bible], Robert Story, an early nineteenth century shepherd-poet, described the experience: "The unconsumed bush burned before me - the successive plagues that visited Egypt were present in all their horror and blood - I saw the Red Sea divide...".'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

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:

Robert Story

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

shepherd and poet

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

[Bible]

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1987

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

104

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 104, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1987, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

See Robert Story, 'Love and Literature' (London, 1842) pp.60-1

   
   
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