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Record Number: 23165


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In Page 153 of the 2d Volume of Thraliana [p252], I hazarded a Conjecture that the Worms were often in old Times, & even now perhaps in popish Countries, mistaken for Demoniacal Possession: I have now this Moment read a Story in Cornelius Gemma lib: 2: de nat: Mirac: C: 4 how a young Maiden named Katharine Gualters, a Coopers Daughter, was exorcised of the Devil; when after violent Convulsive Throes, She evacuated a [italics] live Eel [end italics], (A Worm no doubt) wch he himself measured a foot & a half long, and was well convinced it could be no other than a [italics] Devil [end italics] or [italics] Fiend [end italics].'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

26 Jul 1779

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:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

27 Jan 1741

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Wales

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:

n/a

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23165

Source:

Print

Author:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Editor:

Katharine C. Balderston

Title:

Thraliana

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

I

Page:

397

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 397, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23165, accessed: 20 May 2024


Additional Comments:

Editor's note says 'See "De Naturae Divinis Characterismis" Appendix to Bk 2.' It is not clear which book Mrs Thrale was reading.

   
   
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