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Record Number: 6604


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Then we met in-doors for supper, with the home-made loaf and the cambray cheese; and then came the old family Bible and the worn-out ... prayer-book, and the ... voice of my good old dad, as he read deliberately the psalms and the prayer as in the days when I lay in my mother's lap while she soother little Ned to silence in her arms.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

evening: supper time

Place:

city: Bristol

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:

Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Furniture-maker

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Charles Manby Smith, Charles's mother and baby brother Ned.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[prayer book]

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

6604

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Manby Smith

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The walking man's way in the world.

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1857

Vol:

n/a

Page:

323-4

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charles Manby Smith, The walking man's way in the world. (London, 1857), p. 323-4, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6604, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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