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Record Number: 7342


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'... I also enlarged my acquaintance with English literature, read Johnson's "Lives of the Poets", and, as a consequence, many of their productions also. Macpherson's "Ossain", whilst it gave me a glimpse of our most ancient love, interested my feelings and absorbed my attention. I also bent my thoughts on more practical studies, and at one time had nearly the whole of Lindley Murray's "Grammar" stored in my memory, although I never so far benefited by it as to become ready at pausing.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Manchester
county: Lancashire
other location: workplace

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:

Samuel Bamford

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Feb 1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

warehouseman (hand loom weaver)

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:

Lindley Murray

Title:

Murray's Grammar

Genre:

Education, Textbook / self-education, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7342

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Bamford

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Early Days

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1849

Vol:

n/a

Page:

280-1

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Bamford, Early Days, (London, 1849), p. 280-1, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7342, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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