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Record 12197

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
The boy is 'discontented ... because I cannot understand that which I reade'. The Devil Magirus 'expounded the places that were difficult', and for this reading expertise the student promises the Devil his soul. He later regrets this, but disappears, presumably carried off by the Devil.
Century: 1600-1699
Date: Between 1 Jan 1600 and 1 Jan 1646
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:anon [a boy]
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: University student at Cambridge
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England (Ashbourne)
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Education
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12197  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Dalton
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A strange and true relation of a young woman possest with the Devil
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1646
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 5-6
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Dalton, A strange and true relation of a young woman possest with the Devil (London, 1646), p. 5-6, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12197, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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