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Record Number: 8716


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When I left my home for the first time, I suddenly passed out of the excitements of my Windsor life into the school-boy's ordinary abstraction from the outer world. I heard nothing of the stir of the great Babel, though I was within seven miles of Hyde Park Corner. The newspaper I now very rarely saw, instead of regularly reading our "Globe" aloud; for of that evening journal my father was then a shareholder.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1802 and 31 Dec 1802

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Windsor
other location: Home

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:

Charles Knight

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Mar 1791

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Later a journalist

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Family, presumably


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

The Globe

Genre:

newspaper

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

8716

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Knight

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Passages of a working life during half a century with a prelude of Early Reminiscences

Place of Publication:

Shannon: Irish University Press

Date of Publication:

1971

Vol:

1

Page:

56

Additional Comments:

Originally published by London's Bradbury & Evans, 1864-65.

Citation:

Charles Knight, Passages of a working life during half a century with a prelude of Early Reminiscences (Shannon: Irish University Press, 1971), 1, p. 56, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8716, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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