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Record Number: 14161


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It had [...] been a favourite idea of my mother's that her girls should learn Latin, and she engaged an old schoolmaster living in a back street in our native town to give my eldest sister and myself lessons when we were about ten and eight years of age [...] But the lessons did not last long. The tears I shed over the difficulties of the first verse of the second chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew, which was the material for our first Latin lesson, were so bitter that they were too much for my mother's tender heart, and I was allowed to give up the study [...] The failure of this attempt, which was never renewed, has been a regret to me all my life.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1823 and 31 Dec 1823

Country:

England

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:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 Feb 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Church of England

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:

St Matthew

Title:

Matthew 2:1

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Text in Latin

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14161

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Editor:

n/a

Title:

'The Reign of Pedantry in Girls' Schools' (article in The Nineteenth Century)

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1888

Vol:

23

Page:

222

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, 'The Reign of Pedantry in Girls' Schools' (article in The Nineteenth Century), (1888), 23, p. 222, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14161, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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