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Record 4279

Reading Experience:

"Kitty dispatched the little ones to the schoolroom to do their lessons. Then John, Rachel and Kitty seated themselves in the shade while John took a book from his pocket and read 'Perigrinus Porteous' to them... Towards evening the entire party walked to the village church where, by twilight, John Pitchford read Gray's 'Elegy' with great effect."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: Norwich
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:John Pitchford
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Son of Norwich Surgeon
Occupation: worked in a laboratory
Religion: Roman Catholic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Friends (Rachel and Kitty Gurney)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Grey
Title: Perigrinus Porteous
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4279  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jacobine Menzies-Wilson Helen Lloyd
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Amelia: the tale of a plain friend
  Place of Publication: London: Open University Press
  Date of Publication: 1937
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 71
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jacobine Menzies-Wilson Helen Lloyd, Amelia: the tale of a plain friend (London: Open University Press, 1937), p. 71,, accessed: 08 December 2023

Additional comments:



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