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Record 7404

Reading Experience:

'I had been made the more anxious to get some spare time, because several books which I had not before seen now fell in my way. This was through the courtesy of my young master whose kindly feelings I have already noticed. He now gave me free access to his little library, in which were Enfield's "Speaker", Goldsmith's "Geography", an abridged "History of Rome", a "History of England", Thomson's "Seasons", "The Citizen of the World", "The Vicar of Wakefield", and some other books the titles of which I do not now remember. These books furnished me with a large amount of amusing and instructive reading.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1805 and 31 Dec 1807
Country: England
Time: morning: before work
Place: other location: at home
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:Thomas Carter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 5 Jul 1792
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Apprentice tailor
Religion: n/a
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: James Thomson
Title: The Seasons
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
Borrowed from master


Source Information:

Record ID: 7404  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carter
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of a Working Man
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1845
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 74-5
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 74-5,, accessed: 20 April 2024

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