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Record 21096

Reading Experience:

Passages transcribed at length into E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1938) include 'The Rev. John Newton on the Messiah' (Forster's heading) noted underneath by Forster as 'From a Sermon preached at St Mary's Woolnoth in 1784'; passage about how mortals distract themselves, by means including setting of scriptures to music, from proper awareness of God's impending judgement of them.
Century: 1800-1849, 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1938 and 31 Dec 1938
Country: n/a
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:Edward Morgan Forster
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Jan 1879
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Newton
Title: Sermon IV ('The Lord Coming to His Temple')
Genre: Sermon
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In Newton's Messiah: Fifty Expository Discourses on the series of Scriptural Passages, which form the subject of the celebrated Oratorio of Handel...
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21096  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 114-115
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 114-115,, accessed: 01 December 2023

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