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Record 10790

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I well remember, and I sometimes think of it with tears, bringing to my lodgings Rollin's "Ancient History", in six volumes. I wanted something to read. I had no one to advise me to a course of reading, so I pitched on Rollin. Next I obtained a number of Wiley and Putnam's "Library of Choice Reading", and there I found essay, and biography, and history; but for the lack of a system, my reading was desultory. My time was soon fully occupied in speaking, day and night, in school-houses, vestries, and halls, so that the opportunities for intellectual culture were limited. Still, I read a great deal to small profit, owing to the lack of advantages, such as I might have obtained, by the training which an education would have imparted.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Dec 1849
Country: United States of America
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: private lodgings
   
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:John B. Gough
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1817
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: temperance lecturer
Religion: Protestant - possibly dissenting
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: United States of America
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Wiley and Putnam (eds)
Title: Library of Choice Reading
Genre: Essays / Criticism, History, Biography, Education, Textbook / self-education
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10790  
Source - Print  
  Author: John B. Gough
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Sunlight and Shadow: or, gleanings from my life-work, comprising personal experiences andopinions, anecdotes, incidents, and reminiscences, gathered from thirty-seven years' experience on the platform and among the people at home and abroad
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1882 (4th edn)
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 248
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John B. Gough, Sunlight and Shadow: or, gleanings from my life-work, comprising personal experiences andopinions, anecdotes, incidents, and reminiscences, gathered from thirty-seven years' experience on the platform and among the people at home and abroad (London, 1882 (4th edn)), p. 248, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10790, accessed: 01 March 2024

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