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Record 17206

Reading Experience:

'We were at the old vicarage, which had then only one sitting room, or at least only one which we could use, for the floor of the other room was covered with Mr Heathcote's books. They were very kindly left for our use, and I made an acquaintance with Sir Walter Scott's "Paul's Letters to his Kinsfolk", and read Shakespeare to Ellen, and led a quiet life, seeing no one'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1835 and 31 Dec 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Hursley
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:Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1815
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: later writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Sewell's sister Ellen
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read at Hursley vicarage


Source Information:

Record ID: 17206  
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: 50
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1907), p. 50,, accessed: 28 March 2023

Additional comments:

Sewell's brother Edwards was the curate at Hursley and Mr Heathcote the incumbent



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