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Record 382

Reading Experience:

I was soon able to make my way in a volume of tales by Herder, Lessing , and others. My school prospered for I took care to attend to its duties assiduously; and yet kept firm hold of my studies, rising early in the morning, and, with my book in my hand, as of old, walked from our little home in St. Mary's Street, along the Sincil Dyke, and on to Canwick Common, whenever weather permitted me to do so.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1834 and 31 Dec 1836
Country: England
Time: morning: early in morning
Place: city: Lincoln
specific address: Canwick Common
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:Thomas Cooper
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 20 Mar 1805
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: shoemaker
Religion: Weslyan Methodist
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: Lessing
Title: [volume of tales]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 382  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Cooper
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Life Of Thomas Cooper
  Place of Publication: Leicester
  Date of Publication: 1971/ 1872
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 106
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Cooper, The Life Of Thomas Cooper (Leicester, 1971/ 1872), p. 106,, accessed: 28 November 2023

Additional comments:



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