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Record 3730

Reading Experience:

"By an accidental combination of circumstances I only saw your article on my 'secularism' this afternoon. I have no complaints to make of it & no wish to carry on the controversy. But I do wish (for I value highly your good opinion on moral character & respect all your opinions) to acquit myself from one or two charges of unfairness to Mr Maurice."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 9 Jun 1874
Country: England
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:Leslie Stephen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Nov 1832
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Literary critic, historian, journalist, biographer
Religion: Christian
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: Frederick Denison Maurice
Title: n/a
Genre: Sermon, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3730  
Source - Print  
  Author: Leslie Stephen
  Editor: John Bicknell
  Title: The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol. 1 1864-1882
  Place of Publication: Ohio State University Press
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: 1
  Page: 139
  Additional comments: Letter from Leslie Stephen to Rev J Llewelyn Davies. This letter was written to vindicate Stephen in the eyes of Davies for his scatching attack on Maurice's theological stance in his article 'Mr Maurice's Theology'. This at the very least shows that Stephen has read Maurice's work.

Citation: Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol. 1 1864-1882 (Ohio State University Press, 1996), 1, p. 139,, accessed: 28 November 2023

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