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Record 7008

Reading Experience:

??now, being able to read, I had almost continually the Testament in my hand. I had all the wondrous accounts in the Revelations, and my father, not a little pleased, would at times sit down, and in his way explain the meaning of the strange things about which I read. After I had gone through the Revelations, I began with the Gospel of Saint Matthew, and was deeply interested by the miracles, sufferings and death of our Lord. The New Testament was now my shiny book, and I read it all through and through, but more for the interest the marvellous passages excited, than from any religious impression which they caused.?
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Middleton
county: Lancashire
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:Samuel Bamford
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Feb 1788
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: so of muslin weaver and part-time teacher
Religion: Methodist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Probably at times his father, Daniel Bamford
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: New Testament
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7008  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Bamford
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Early Days
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1849
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 89
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Bamford, Early Days (London, 1849), p. 89,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:



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