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Record 7837

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?For stories, anecdotes, for something lively and telling, I ransacked my father?s theological magazines, with but small success. Two books of his, however, I found greatly helpful. Todd?s "Student?s Manual" and an odd volume on Channing?s works. The "Manual" was a handy little book, full of useful links and suggestions on reading, writing and study. Still more hopeful and inspiring was Channing. That such an author should be in my father?s possession in those days was in itself remarkable? This volume of Channing, which so profited and delighted me, contained essays on Milton, Napoleon and F?nelon. These I read with attention; more than once I read them ? that on Milton many times over. The style took my fancy. Compared, indeed, with the great masters of English prose, the critic would no doubt detect failings not a few in Channing. But I was not a critic; and the clear, easy, simple words, the rhythmic phrases, pleased my ear, while the sentiments always pure, generous, lofty ? impressed me heart and understanding.?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1850 and 31 Dec 1852
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city
county: Northumberland or Durham?
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 Burt
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Nov 1837
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: pitman, later MP
Religion: Methodist
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: [unknown]
Title: [theological magazines]
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7837  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Burt
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1924
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 116-7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Burt, Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography (London, 1924), p. 116-7,, accessed: 13 July 2024

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