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Record 10313

Reading Experience:

'Curiously enough I arrived at this result by the aid of an R. C. book, called "The Spiritual Combat". The motto of many of the chapters might be written: "Attack all your faults. Smite them by the virtue of the Holy Cross. You know your own weakness, you are full of distrust in yourself. Very well. Now is the time to put your trust in God, and where your own weakness has failed, God's strength will prevail." 'It is a magnificent doctrine. I am trying to attach all my carelessness, and unpractical habits, and am endeavouring to perform most carefully those duties which are most irksome to me. 'I am trying to earn my pay as a soldier. 'I hope you will have no more livery letters. To the author of "The Spiritual Combat", a liver is a Heaven-sent opportunity for conquering one's lower nature.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Mar 1905 and 25 Apr 1905
Country: Mauritius
Time: n/a
Place: city: Curepipe
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:Donald William Alers Hankey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth Dec 1884
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Army Subaltern
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Mauritius
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Dom Lorenzo Scupoli
Title: The Spiritual Combat
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 10313  
Source - Print  
  Author: Donald William Alers Hankey
  Editor: Edward Miller
  Title: Letters of Donald Hankey "A Student in Arms"
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1920
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 40
  Additional comments: Letter dated Easter Tuesday, 1905.

Citation: Donald William Alers Hankey, Edward Miller (ed.), Letters of Donald Hankey "A Student in Arms" (London, 1920), p. 40,, accessed: 29 March 2023

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