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Record 3990

Reading Experience:

" He [Father] presented to me a copy of Dean Alford's edition of the Greek New Testament, in four great volumes, and these he had so magnificently bound in full morocco that the work shone only poor [on my] shelf of sixpenny poets like a duchess among dairy-maids. He extracted from me a written promise that I would translate and meditate upon a portion of the Greek text every morning before I started for business. This promise I presently failed to keep, my good intentions being undermined by an invincible ennui."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1866 and 31 Dec 1866
Country: England
Time: morning: morning
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: lodgings in London
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:Edmund Gosse
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1849
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: son of zoological writer
Religion: Plymouth Brethren
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:

Title: Greek New Testament
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: in Greek
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 3990  
Source - Print  
  Author: Edmund Gosse
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Father and Son : a study of two temperments
  Place of Publication: Keele
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 202
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Edmund Gosse, Father and Son : a study of two temperments (Keele, 1994), p. 202,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:



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