Convalescent

Reading experience

?itemComments

Convalescent

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-29384

Evidence

Also, at this crucial time [eight years old], I was being subjected to an example of childish cruelty at school. It was the jingle craze again. A hefty bully of a boy composed the following lines which he coaxed – forced! – eight or nine boys to chant at playtime: “Zoe’s got a father And he walks like this. (caricaturing my father’s shuffling gait) Zoe"s got a father And he wobbles, wobbles, wobbles, And when he eats he gobbles, gobbles, gobbles. (Slobbering their lips and thrusting out dripping tongues). As a rhyme it was a sorry failure; as a means of making me fly into rage it was a huge success. I never cried. I fought back with rich reprisals. I taunted this malicious ringleader about HIS father who was the local Methodist minister ... When he [father] was able to go out on the verandah again, his spontaneous thankfulness for even so slight a benefit inspired some verses which were among my mother’s favourites. CONVALESCENT more than any other single work shows the love and appreciation he cherished for my mother; and, indeed for his whole family. The first two verses follow: “Thank you dearest, now I’m ready For the big verandah chair; Leaning on your arm to steady, I can totter there with care; Talk of angels! Angels never Could more good and gentle be – Or more patient, then you ever In dark days have been to me. Comfortable? Yes, delicious! Head and heart, and limbs at rest, Air, and earth, and sky propitious, Every sense revived, refreshed; Breezes with their balm of healing – Loving loved ones near at hand – Oh! How glorious the feeling, Oh! How lovely all the land.”’

Source


Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
EuRED : text form
TFO27
EuRED : text provenance
TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
O'Leary, Zoe
Aged 8 [Experience in 1910, born in 1902]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
1910
Time of Reading Experience
EuRED : experience type
EXT111
EuRED : experience frequency
EXF1
Place of reading experience
Australia
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes
[For AusRED]

How to cite this record

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Accessed on 2019/10/21 04:56:10

Related place
Australia
Related people
O'Leary, Zoe
Related place
Australia
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“Zoe’s got a father
And he walks like this. (caricaturing my father’s shuffling gait)

Zoe"s got a father
And he wobbles, wobbles, wobbles,
And when he eats he gobbles, gobbles, gobbles. (Slobbering their lips and thrusting out dripping tongues).

As a rhyme it was a sorry failure; as a means of making me fly into rage it was a huge success. I never cried. I fought back with rich reprisals. I taunted this malicious ringleader about HIS father who was the local Methodist minister ...
When he [father] was able to go out on the verandah again, his spontaneous thankfulness for even so slight a benefit inspired some verses which were among my mother’s favourites. CONVALESCENT more than any other single work shows the love and appreciation he cherished for my mother; and, indeed for his whole family. The first two verses follow:

“Thank you dearest, now I’m ready
For the big verandah chair;
Leaning on your arm to steady,
I can totter there with care;
Talk of angels! Angels never
Could more good and gentle be –
Or more patient, then you ever
In dark days have been to me.

Comfortable? Yes, delicious!
Head and heart, and limbs at rest,
Air, and earth, and sky propitious,
Every sense revived, refreshed;
Breezes with their balm of healing –
Loving loved ones near at hand –
Oh! How glorious the feeling,
Oh! How lovely all the land.”’
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Convalescent

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-29384

Evidence

Also, at this crucial time [eight years old], I was being subjected to an example of childish cruelty at school. It was the jingle craze again. A hefty bully of a boy composed the following lines which he coaxed – forced! – eight or nine boys to chant at playtime: “Zoe’s got a father And he walks like this. (caricaturing my father’s shuffling gait) Zoe"s got a father And he wobbles, wobbles, wobbles, And when he eats he gobbles, gobbles, gobbles. (Slobbering their lips and thrusting out dripping tongues). As a rhyme it was a sorry failure; as a means of making me fly into rage it was a huge success. I never cried. I fought back with rich reprisals. I taunted this malicious ringleader about HIS father who was the local Methodist minister ... When he [father] was able to go out on the verandah again, his spontaneous thankfulness for even so slight a benefit inspired some verses which were among my mother’s favourites. CONVALESCENT more than any other single work shows the love and appreciation he cherished for my mother; and, indeed for his whole family. The first two verses follow: “Thank you dearest, now I’m ready For the big verandah chair; Leaning on your arm to steady, I can totter there with care; Talk of angels! Angels never Could more good and gentle be – Or more patient, then you ever In dark days have been to me. Comfortable? Yes, delicious! Head and heart, and limbs at rest, Air, and earth, and sky propitious, Every sense revived, refreshed; Breezes with their balm of healing – Loving loved ones near at hand – Oh! How glorious the feeling, Oh! How lovely all the land.”’

Source


Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
EuRED : text form
TFO27
EuRED : text provenance
TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
O'Leary, Zoe
Aged 8 [Experience in 1910, born in 1902]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
1910
Time of Reading Experience
EuRED : experience type
EXT111
EuRED : experience frequency
EXF1
Place of reading experience
Australia
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes
[For AusRED]

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:


http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/92120
Accessed on 2019/10/21 04:56:11

Related place
Australia
Related people
O'Leary, Zoe
Related place
Australia
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“Zoe’s got a father
And he walks like this. (caricaturing my father’s shuffling gait)

Zoe"s got a father
And he wobbles, wobbles, wobbles,
And when he eats he gobbles, gobbles, gobbles. (Slobbering their lips and thrusting out dripping tongues).

As a rhyme it was a sorry failure; as a means of making me fly into rage it was a huge success. I never cried. I fought back with rich reprisals. I taunted this malicious ringleader about HIS father who was the local Methodist minister ...
When he [father] was able to go out on the verandah again, his spontaneous thankfulness for even so slight a benefit inspired some verses which were among my mother’s favourites. CONVALESCENT more than any other single work shows the love and appreciation he cherished for my mother; and, indeed for his whole family. The first two verses follow:

“Thank you dearest, now I’m ready
For the big verandah chair;
Leaning on your arm to steady,
I can totter there with care;
Talk of angels! Angels never
Could more good and gentle be –
Or more patient, then you ever
In dark days have been to me.

Comfortable? Yes, delicious!
Head and heart, and limbs at rest,
Air, and earth, and sky propitious,
Every sense revived, refreshed;
Breezes with their balm of healing –
Loving loved ones near at hand –
Oh! How glorious the feeling,
Oh! How lovely all the land.”’
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