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Record 8163

Reading Experience:

'When I had been in school about twelve months, he resolved that one of the boys should read a chapter from the New Testament every Sunday after the opening prayer. I was the first one selected, and had to choose my chapter; I read, in a somewhat tremulous voice, the first chapter of the gospel according to St John. The master applauded my execution of the task. On the following Sunday, two or three others were named to read, but each one demured, and I had again to read the lesson. This circumstance, being new in the school, was sufficient to bring down upon me the ridicule of my fellow apprentices.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1813 and 31 Jan 1814
Country: England
Time: evening: Sunday
Place: city: Hull
other location: Sunday School
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:Christopher Thomson
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 25 Dec 1799
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Apprentice ship builder
Religion: Methodist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Fellow school mates
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 8163  
Source - Print  
  Author: Christopher Thomson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Autobiography of an artisan
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1847
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 62
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Christopher Thomson, Autobiography of an artisan (London, 1847), p. 62,, accessed: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:



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