The History of The Seven Champions

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The History of The Seven Champions

Reading experience
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Evidence

"When radical weaver Samuel Bamford first discovered Pilgrim"s Progress, it impressed him as a thrilling illustrated romance: woodcuts of Christian"s fight with Apollyon and his escape from Giant Despair encouraged ""the exercise of my feeling and my imagination"". Then The New Testament became ""my story book and I read it all through and through, but more for the interest the marvellous passages excited, than from any religious impression which they created"". At a bookshop he picked up stories about witches, Robin Hood, Jack the Giant Killer, St George and the Dragon and the History of the Seven Champions, all with the same deliciously garish woodcuts he had found in Bunyan. Since these stories followed the same narrative conventions, there was no reason to doubt them. ""For my part I implicitly believed them all, and when told by my father or others that they were "trash" or "nonsense", and "could not be true", I, innocently enough contrasted their probability with that of other wondrous things which I had read in books that "it were a sin to disbelieve"."""

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Notes
See Samuel Bamford, 'Early Days'.

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Bamford, Samuel
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The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
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Reading experience
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Evidence

"When radical weaver Samuel Bamford first discovered Pilgrim"s Progress, it impressed him as a thrilling illustrated romance: woodcuts of Christian"s fight with Apollyon and his escape from Giant Despair encouraged ""the exercise of my feeling and my imagination"". Then The New Testament became ""my story book and I read it all through and through, but more for the interest the marvellous passages excited, than from any religious impression which they created"". At a bookshop he picked up stories about witches, Robin Hood, Jack the Giant Killer, St George and the Dragon and the History of the Seven Champions, all with the same deliciously garish woodcuts he had found in Bunyan. Since these stories followed the same narrative conventions, there was no reason to doubt them. ""For my part I implicitly believed them all, and when told by my father or others that they were "trash" or "nonsense", and "could not be true", I, innocently enough contrasted their probability with that of other wondrous things which I had read in books that "it were a sin to disbelieve"."""

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See Samuel Bamford, 'Early Days'.

How to cite this record

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The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/75248
Accessed on 2019/09/16 14:53:11

Related people
Bamford, Samuel
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
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