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Record Number: 10792


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have been frightened from taking up Hannah More's last book which Fanny lent me, by the dread that it would more than ever convince me what a worthless wretch I am without giving me the virtue and courage to become better. But last night, wanting to compose my wayward spirit, I ventured to open it, and read the first chapter on Internal Christianity- And was agreeably suprised to find myself much pleased with it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1811 and 15 Aug 1811

Country:

England

Time

evening: 'last night'
night

Place:

location in dwelling: at home: Chelsea College

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:

Sarah H. Burney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

29 Aug 1772

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Assistant to her father, Novelist

Religion:

n/a

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:

Hannah More

Title:

Practical Piety

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

10792

Source:

Print

Author:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Editor:

Lorna Clark

Title:

The Letters of Sarah H. Burney

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

137

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna Clark (ed.), The Letters of Sarah H. Burney, (London, 1997), p. 137, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=10792, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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