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Record Number: 7384


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Here I also met with some books of a higher order, but which were then far beyond any comprehension. Among these were Hervey's "Meditations", "The Pilgrim's Progress", and an illustrated Bible. This last work was crowded with engravings which were called embellishments.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 5 Jul 1792 and 31 Dec 1799

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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 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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

illustrated edition

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7384

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:

20

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 20, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7384, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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