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Record Number: 23057


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After breakfast, I believed it better to propose reading in the Bible, but I felt doing it, particularly as my brother William was here; not liking the appearance of young people, like us, appearing to profess more than they who had lived here before us. However, I put off and put off till both William and Joseph went down; I then felt uneasy under it, and when Joseph came back, I told him, as I did before, what I wished; he at last sat down, having told George Dilwyn my desire. I began to read the 46th Psalm, but was so overcome that I could hardly read, and gave it to Joseph to finish.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

11 Nov 1800

Country:

England

Time

morning: after breakfast

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):
 

passive reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Joseph Fry

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1777

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

merchant

Religion:

Quaker

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

wife, Elizabeth Fry, brother-in-law, William Gurney, house guest - missionary from Philadelphia (US) George Dilwyn


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible (Psalms)

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23057

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Editor:

Katharine Fry

Title:

Memoir of Elizabeth Fry, with extracts from her Journal and letters, edited by two of her daughters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1847

Vol:

1

Page:

96

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Katharine Fry (ed.), Memoir of Elizabeth Fry, with extracts from her Journal and letters, edited by two of her daughters (London, 1847), 1, p. 96, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23057, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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