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Record Number: 7008


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

??now, being able to read, I had almost continually the Testament in my hand. I had all the wondrous accounts in the Revelations, and my father, not a little pleased, would at times sit down, and in his way explain the meaning of the strange things about which I read. After I had gone through the Revelations, I began with the Gospel of Saint Matthew, and was deeply interested by the miracles, sufferings and death of our Lord. The New Testament was now my shiny book, and I read it all through and through, but more for the interest the marvellous passages excited, than from any religious impression which they caused.?

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Middleton
county: Lancashire

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:

Samuel Bamford

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Feb 1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

so of muslin weaver and part-time teacher

Religion:

Methodist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Probably at times his father, Daniel Bamford


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

New Testament

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7008

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Bamford

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Early Days

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1849

Vol:

n/a

Page:

89

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Bamford, Early Days (London, 1849), p. 89, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7008, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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