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Record 8266

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
David Vincent notes how it was in the poetry of Burns and Byron that the nineteenth-century labourer Benjamin Brierley (whose jobs included winding bobbins and working as a 'piecer' in a textile factory) first experienced the sense of the transcendent and uplifting that had been missing from school Bible study.
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:Benjamin Brierley
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Burns
Title: n/a
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8266  
Source - Print  
  Author: David Vincent
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working Class Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1981
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 155
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: David Vincent, Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working Class Autobiography (London, 1981), p. 155, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8266, accessed: 03 October 2022

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