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Record Number: 7373


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?My Godmother sone [sic] provided me a testament but my mother not being able to Read the first Chapter of St Matthews Gospel I began the second and read it through as well as she could teach me and then I began it again and Read through the 4 gospels and by this time I begun to enquire into the meaning of that which I Read and my mother taught me something of the meaning thereof as far as she knew and I was somehow affected with the sufferings of Christ because I thought it was great Cruelty but I knew nothing of Christ thereof after this book I took a fancy to Read the Bible and began the first Chapter of Genesis but I did not those Chapters with hard names but when I Came to the history of Joseph and his Breathern [sic] I was very much affected with their Cruelty towards him.?

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1788 and 31 Dec 1789

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Quainton
county: Buckinghamshire
location in dwelling: at home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Joseph Mayett

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Mar 1783

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

read with his mother


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7373

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Mayett

Editor:

Ann Kussmaus

Title:

The autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton

Place of Publication:

Buckinghamshire

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

2

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Mayett, Ann Kussmaus (ed.), The autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton (Buckinghamshire, 1986), p. 2, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7373, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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