Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
 
 
 
 

Record Number: 28540


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In the face of such topics, how can I grovel any longer? Do I not feel the thraldom & restlessness of worldly ambitions… Lord, save me from double-mindedness'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

2 Jan 1853

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Yorkshire
specific address: Castle Howard
location in dwelling: In the Hall

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:

G. W. F. Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 Apr 1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Aristocrat and Politician

Religion:

Liberal Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Some listeners - Carlisle had taken to reading sermons to his family and servants.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry Melvill

Title:

Sermon on the Resurrection

Genre:

Sermon

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28540

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

G. W. F. Howard, Lord Morpeth

Title:

Carlisle MSS

Location:

Castle Howard

Call No:

J19/8/30

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

Diary entry for January 2nd 1853

Citation:

G. W. F. Howard, Lord Morpeth, Carlisle MSS, Castle Howard, J19/8/30, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28540, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

The comment relates to ambitious and worldly feelings which were troubling Carlisle in relation to political affairs, after he had been left out of the Aberdeen coalition, much to his disappointment.

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design