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Record Number: 7383


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'She [his aunt] did not allow me to be idle, but alternately employed me in helping to knit stockings and in reading. While I was unemployed I found a never-failing source of amusement in scanning the gortesque figures and scenes delineated upon the Dutch tiles with which the chimney corners were decorated. I believe that these pictures, rude as they were, helped me a little better to understand what I read to her out of the Bible and other religious books. I believe that these readings were rather useful to me otherwise; but this perhaps arose partly from the pains she took to indulge my fancy in other matters, and partly also from the motherly way in which she endeavoured to make me understand what I read.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1797 and 31 Dec 1798

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling
other location: Aunt's house

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:

Thomas Carter

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Jul 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Son of a soldier

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

His aunt (by marriage).


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

7383

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carter

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memoirs of a Working Man

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1845

Vol:

n/a

Page:

19

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 19, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7383, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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