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Record 12428

Reading Experience:

'Once the head master had occasion to speak. A lad with ruddy skin, and light hair, had a defect in his speech, and could not pronounce his "r's", so that he read out: "Whatsoever is wight that shall ye weceive". "Do try and pronounce your 'r's' better", said the master, kindly; and there upon there was a shuffling of feet from the other pupils, as if the only method of laughing under the silent system was with the shoes.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1862
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: Coldbath Fields Prison
other location: in the schoolroom
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:

Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: prisoner
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
copy book belongs to the prison


Source Information:

Record ID: 12428  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry Mayhew
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Criminal Prisons of London
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1862
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 319
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry Mayhew, The Criminal Prisons of London (London, 1862), p. 319,, accessed: 18 July 2024

Additional comments:



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