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Record 4273

Reading Experience:

'I believe simple moral tales the very best mode of instructing the young and the poor ? else why do the pious of all sects and beliefs spread tracts in stories over the world - ? My own books (which friends never read, and know nothing about), are, in my belief, moral rules.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:Amelia Opie
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Nov 1769
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Father was a physician
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Presbyterian/ Quaker 1825 onwards
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: unknown
Title: [moral tales]
Genre: Other religious, Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4273  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Eliot McGregor
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Amelia Alderson Opie: Worldling and Friend
  Place of Publication: Wisconsin
  Date of Publication: 1933
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 121
  Additional comments: Author quoting from Gurney Ms., 380, a letter from Amelia Opie to Joseph John Gurney (23/2/1844).

Citation: Margaret Eliot McGregor, Amelia Alderson Opie: Worldling and Friend (Wisconsin, 1933), p. 121,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:



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