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Record 3226

Reading Experience:

It was Lilly's Latin Grammar. It called for uncommon perseverance to come at its contents, so much had it suffered from the use and abuse of schools... But I was desperate; nothing now could daunt me. I sewed, and pasted and repaired and covered the old book... and then conned and conjectured, and unweariedly considered its contents, that I might comprehend them. My father finding me resolved, gave me all the assistance in his power, but my reliance was on my own persevering and unconquerable determination to succeed.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: From: 1813
Country: Ireland
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: home
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:Anne Lutton
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1791
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Lilly
Title: Lilly's Latin Grammar
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Textbook / self-education, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 3226  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anne Lutton
  Editor: J.H. Wescott
  Title: Memorials of a Consecrated Life
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1882
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 30-31
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Lutton, J.H. Wescott (ed.), Memorials of a Consecrated Life (London, 1882), p. 30-31,, accessed: 21 January 2022

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