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Record Number: 4938


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Religion is such a consolation to a drooping spirit,that I could wish thou wouldest seek for comfort and cheerfulness in it; for God never forsakes those who turn to him. I assure thee truly, my dear brother, that often when my spirits have been low I have found more real pleasure in reading the Psalms and in Job and a few others of the inspired writings, than in any other kind of amusement I could enter into. Let not thy spirit sink within thee...

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1800 and 14 Nov 1808

Country:

England

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:

Ellen Weeton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1776

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

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:

['Psalms']

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4938

Source:

Print

Author:

Ellen Weeton

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Miss Weeton's Journal of a Governess

Place of Publication:

Whitstable

Date of Publication:

1969

Vol:

1

Page:

127-128

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ellen Weeton, Miss Weeton's Journal of a Governess (Whitstable, 1969), 1, p. 127-128, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4938, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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