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Record 12195

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
She read saints' lives and was 'as it were enflamed with a desire of imitating them'. Her needlework was always accompanied by the 'reading of some spiritual book' (presumably by a servant, or possibly friend or family member). She carefully scrutinised her children's reading and did not allow them to read anything 'contradictory to faith, or destructive to modesty'.
Century: 1600-1699
Date: Between 1 Jan 1600 and 31 Dec 1636
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: home
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Mary Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Roman Catholic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Servants, children
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: [spiritual books]
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12195  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A compendious narration of the most exemplar life of the right honourable and most virtuous lady Mary late Countess of Shrewsbury
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1677
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 22, 9, 44
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: A Gentleman , A compendious narration of the most exemplar life of the right honourable and most virtuous lady Mary late Countess of Shrewsbury (London, 1677), p. 22, 9, 44, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12195, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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