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Record Number: 3976


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

" It [the school's peity] proceeded no further than the practice of reading the Bible aloud, each boy in successive order one verse,in the early morning before breakfast. There was no selection and no exposition; where the last boy sat, there the day's reading ended, even if it were in the middle of a sentence, and there it began next morning."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1863 and 31 Dec 1865

Country:

England

Time

morning: " early morning before breakfast"

Place:

city: Teignmouth
specific address: Thorn Park Classical and Mathematical School
other location: School

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Edmund Gosse

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1849

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

son of zoological writer

Religion:

Plymouth Brethren

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

all other boys ( and masters)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

3976

Source:

Print

Author:

Edmund Gosse

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Father and Son : a study of two temperments

Place of Publication:

Keele

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

n/a

Page:

188

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Edmund Gosse, Father and Son : a study of two temperments (Keele, 1994), p. 188, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3976, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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