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Record Number: 25891


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As I opened the Bible today I was peculiarly struck with the well known, never enough known, passage, Prov. II. 3, 4: "If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her, as for hid treasures', showing that we must indeed do this in order to understand at all, and how few do it.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

2 Sep 1850

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh

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:

John Ruskin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

8 Feb 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

art critic and social critic

Religion:

Church of England (evangelical)

Country of Origin:

England

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 (Proverbs)

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25891

Source:

Print

Author:

John Ruskin

Editor:

Joan Evans

Title:

The diaries of John Ruskin

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1956

Vol:

2

Page:

466

Additional Comments:

continuous pagination through vols

Citation:

John Ruskin, Joan Evans (ed.), The diaries of John Ruskin (Oxford, 1956), 2, p. 466, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25891, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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