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Record Number: 6849


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'One of my aunts, living some two miles away, I discovered had a copy of Bunyan's immortal dream. The Bible and the pilgrim. Bunyan, for some reason, probably because of the great esteem in which it was held, was hidden away in a drawer, and my aunt was disinclined to let me take the book away with me, but she gladly gave me permission to read it at her house. As my visits were few, I had to read it by snatches. Ultimately I read it all, some portions many times over, with intense delight, though I fear with no great spiritual profit.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1850 and 31 Dec 1850

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Northumberland or Durham?
location in dwelling: at his aunt's house

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:

Thomas Burt

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Nov 1837

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Pitman, later MP

Religion:

Methodist

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:

John Bunyan

Title:

Pilgrim's Progress

Genre:

Other religious, Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)
from an aunt


Source Information:

Record ID:

6849

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Burt

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1924

Vol:

n/a

Page:

115

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Burt, Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography (London, 1924), p. 115, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6849, accessed: 23 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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