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Record 17228

Reading Experience:

'We had a wet day yesterday, and amused ourselves with reading aloud "The Life of Stephen Langton" in "The Lives of the English Saints" (These lives were small biographies written by the more extreme members of the Oxford party.) It is well written and interesting, but I cannot go with it Thomas a Becket is no saint to my mind, and I dislike the uncalled-for hits at the Reformation'. [text in parenthesis added by the author or editor, it is unclear which, when turning journal text into publishable material]
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 15 Sep 1845
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
county: Richmond
specific address: 3 Park Villas
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: writer and teacher
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
unsure, those at the home of Miss Hopper
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: Life of Stephen Langton
Genre: Other religious, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17228  
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: 126
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1907), p. 126,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:

This was during a visit to the home of Miss Hooper



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