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Record Number: 32415


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was also much struck with many parts of the Bible. My favourite chapters were the xv. of the 1 Ep. of Corinthians; the xi of Hebrews; Ezekiel's vision; and most of the Apocalypse. These I used to read over and over again, but could not go on with the dry ceremonies of the Israelites recorded in Leviticus, or what appeared to me to be the barbarous slaughter of the Canaanites and Philistines; and to this day I have not read these portions of scripture consecutively. I also used to think the Epistles dry reading, but these are now my favourite parts of the Book of Inspiration.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1817 and 1827

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Kettering
county: Northamptonshire

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:

John Leatherland

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Velvet weaver, later reporter

Religion:

Baptist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32415

Source:

Print

Author:

John Leatherland

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Essays and Poems, with a Brief Autobiographical Memoir

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1862

Vol:

n/a

Page:

5

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Leatherland, Essays and Poems, with a Brief Autobiographical Memoir, (London, 1862), p. 5, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32415, accessed: 23 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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