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Record Number: 3990


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

" He [Father] presented to me a copy of Dean Alford's edition of the Greek New Testament, in four great volumes, and these he had so magnificently bound in full morocco that the work shone only poor [on my] shelf of sixpenny poets like a duchess among dairy-maids. He extracted from me a written promise that I would translate and meditate upon a portion of the Greek text every morning before I started for business. This promise I presently failed to keep, my good intentions being undermined by an invincible ennui."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1866 and 31 Dec 1866

Country:

England

Time

morning: morning

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: lodgings in London

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:

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Greek New Testament

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

in Greek

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3990

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:

202

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Edmund Gosse, Father and Son : a study of two temperments (Keele, 1994), p. 202, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3990, accessed: 25 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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