Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 6999


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?For reading aloud the one book used was the Bible, the Psalms being always selected. Directly the last Psalm was finished we turned back to the first, and began them over again. In my own experience, the monotony of this proceeding had a most unhappy effect ? the Psalms became so uninteresting, not to say repetitive, that all through life I have failed to appreciate properly the beauty of those grand Eastern compositions.?

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

other location: school

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 Catling

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Sep 1838

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Class and teacher, other classmates also reading aloud in turn


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Psalms

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

6999

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Catling

Editor:

n/a

Title:

My Life's Pilgrimage

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1911

Vol:

n/a

Page:

15-6

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Catling, My Life's Pilgrimage (London, 1911), p. 15-6, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6999, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design