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Record Number: 8163


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When I had been in school about twelve months, he resolved that one of the boys should read a chapter from the New Testament every Sunday after the opening prayer. I was the first one selected, and had to choose my chapter; I read, in a somewhat tremulous voice, the first chapter of the gospel according to St John. The master applauded my execution of the task. On the following Sunday, two or three others were named to read, but each one demured, and I had again to read the lesson. This circumstance, being new in the school, was sufficient to bring down upon me the ridicule of my fellow apprentices.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1813 and 31 Jan 1814

Country:

England

Time

evening: Sunday

Place:

city: Hull
other location: Sunday School

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:

Christopher Thomson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Dec 1799

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Apprentice ship builder

Religion:

Methodist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Fellow school mates


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8163

Source:

Print

Author:

Christopher Thomson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Autobiography of an artisan

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1847

Vol:

n/a

Page:

62

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Christopher Thomson, Autobiography of an artisan (London, 1847), p. 62, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8163, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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