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Record 6604

Reading Experience:

'Then we met in-doors for supper, with the home-made loaf and the cambray cheese; and then came the old family Bible and the worn-out ... prayer-book, and the ... voice of my good old dad, as he read deliberately the psalms and the prayer as in the days when I lay in my mother's lap while she soother little Ned to silence in her arms.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: evening: supper time
Place: city: Bristol
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Furniture-maker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Charles Manby Smith, Charles's mother and baby brother Ned.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [prayer book]
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 6604  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Manby Smith
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The walking man's way in the world.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1857
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 323-4
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Charles Manby Smith, The walking man's way in the world. (London, 1857), p. 323-4,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:



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