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Record Number: 6871


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?In one of my early schoolbooks, indeed, I had read "Lucy Gray" and "We are seven". The music of these simple lays had charmed my boyish fancy and lingered in my memory.?

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Dec 1840

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: North Shields
county: Northumberland

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:

William Wordsworth

Title:

Lucy Gray

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6871

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:

146-7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Burt, Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography (London, 1924), p. 146-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6871, accessed: 25 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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