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Record Number: 22378


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Having poured forth my soul in prayer, and having exhorted my household to live in the love and fear of the Lord, I have attained some mental relief upon entering a New Year and finishing another. And upon opening my Bible at these words so consonant with the feelings of my heart that I quote them here - "Hear my prayer and be merciful unto thine inheritance; turn our sorrow into joy that we may live oh Lord and praise thy name"'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

1 Jan 1821

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: St Mildred's Court
location in dwelling

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 Fry

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 May 1780

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

wife of merchant

Religion:

Quaker

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:

Bible (Esther)

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22378

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add Mss 47456

Page/Folio:

ff. 322

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 322, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22378, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

unsure if read this passage aloud to household

   
   
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