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Record Number: 26040


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Karnak which I chose for our first day has thoroughly answered... The Prince had already suggested what had already occured to me and was arranged with General Bruce, that our service at Thebes should be in some tomb or temple. Accordingly I chose today a corner in the Great Hall of Karnak, read the Psalms of the day (Mar 16), and preached on the two verses about Egypt which they contain. It was, I must say, a striking scene. In the furtherest aisles of that vast Cathedral were herded together the horses, dromedaries, asses, and their attendants. In the shade of the two gigantic pillars, seated on a mass of broken stones, were ourselves, two or three stray travellers, and the servants in the background. The Prince expressed great pleasure at the sermon, and begged to have a copy of it. It was on the good and evil of the old Egyptian religion.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

16 Mar 1862

Country:

Egypt

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Karnak
other location: in the temple

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Arthur Penrhyn Stanley

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Dec 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Dean of Westminster

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Egypt

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

Prince of Wales, General Bruce, Major Teesdale, Captain Keppel, the Hon. R. Meade, Dr Minter, stray travellers, servants


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Psalms

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

26040

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Rowland E. Prothero

Title:

The life and correspondence of Arthur Penrhyn Stanley

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

1894

Vol:

2

Page:

71

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Rowland E. Prothero (ed.), The life and correspondence of Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (New York, 1894), 2, p. 71, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26040, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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