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Record Number: 20767


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[editor's words. A family friend having tried to shake EH's religious faith,] To terminate this state of doubt, which to her ardent temper was insupportable, she took the prompt resolution of reading the scriptures by stealth, and deciding the question from her own unbiassed judgment. The result of this examination was, a conviction of their truth; and she observed that the moral precepts connected with the doctrine of Christianity, were too pure to have been promulgated by an impostor'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1770 and 31 Dec 1772

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Stirlingshire

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 Hamilton

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Jul 1758

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Episcopalian

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20767

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Hamilton

Editor:

Miss Benger

Title:

Memoirs of the Late Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton with a Selection from her Correspondence

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1819

Vol:

n/a

Page:

44-5

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Hamilton, Miss Benger (ed.), Memoirs of the Late Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton with a Selection from her Correspondence (London, 1819), p. 44-5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20767, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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