Both Uses of
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
- I do not recollect of ever seeing my mother by the light of day.†
Chpt 1 *
- From my earliest recollection, I date the entertainment of a deep conviction that slavery would not always be able to hold me within its foul embrace; and in the darkest hours of my career in slavery, this living word of faith and spirit of hope departed not from me, but remained like ministering angels to cheer me through the gloom.†
(recollect) to remember -- especially experiences from long agoeditor's notes: Synonym Comparison (if you're into word choice):
Relative to its synonyms, recollect brings to mind a leisurely piecing together of distant memories. It may be used in a less formal manner than remember and is almost always less formal than recall.