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Record 17165

Reading Experience:

'My uncle was so particular about his books that he used to declare that when a child's finger had touched one it was spoilt. Acting upon this idea, he gave up certain books to us, when as children we stayed with him at Binstead, on condition of our never touching any others. My brothers had Glanvill's "History of Witches", and we four had a handsome edition of the "Arabian Nights' Entertainments", which, being unexpurgated, was not the wisest choice that could have been made, though it gave me hours of entrancing delight at the time, and taught me to understand allusions to tales which have become part of general literature'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1815 and 31 Dec 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Binstead
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:

Reading Group:brothers of Elizabeth missing Sewell, including Henry, William and James
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Joseph Glanvill
Title: Philosophical Considerations touching Witches and Witchcraft
Genre: History, Astrology / alchemy / occult
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
in Uncle Edwards' library


Source Information:

Record ID: 17165  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: Eleanor L. Sewell
  Title: The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1907
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 23
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1907), p. 23,, accessed: 18 July 2024

Additional comments:

Text name is only a possibility - I cannot find anything of that exact title



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