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Record 7373

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?My Godmother sone [sic] provided me a testament but my mother not being able to Read the first Chapter of St Matthews Gospel I began the second and read it through as well as she could teach me and then I began it again and Read through the 4 gospels and by this time I begun to enquire into the meaning of that which I Read and my mother taught me something of the meaning thereof as far as she knew and I was somehow affected with the sufferings of Christ because I thought it was great Cruelty but I knew nothing of Christ thereof after this book I took a fancy to Read the Bible and began the first Chapter of Genesis but I did not those Chapters with hard names but when I Came to the history of Joseph and his Breathern [sic] I was very much affected with their Cruelty towards him.?
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1788 and 31 Dec 1789
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Quainton
county: Buckinghamshire
location in dwelling: at home
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Joseph Mayett
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Mar 1783
Socio-economic group: Labourer (agricultural)
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
read with his mother
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 7373  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Mayett
  Editor: Ann Kussmaus
  Title: The autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton
  Place of Publication: Buckinghamshire
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 2
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Joseph Mayett, Ann Kussmaus (ed.), The autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton (Buckinghamshire, 1986), p. 2,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:



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