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
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo

RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Listings for Author:  



Click here to select all entries:



William Whately : The New-Birth:or, a treatise of regeneration, deli

August 14. I had read Mr Whately of the new birth, and it affected mee exceedingly, and put mee upon prayer, and search of my selfe

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Isaac Archer      Print: Book


William Whately : A Pithie, Short and Methodicall Opening of the Ten Commandments

'At Sturbridge faire last, having by chance loo[k]ed on Mr Whately, Bishop Andrewes, and Mr Perkins on the commandments (in which I owne a secret hand of God) I was clearly convinced that my former practise was sinfull, and deserved the stroak of God's vengeance'.

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Isaac Archer      Print: Book


Whately : works

'The study of Metaphysics and Mental Philosophy in general had always been one of the favourite pursuits of George Grote. In the winter of 1829, a small group of students in this branch of knowledge resumed the habit begun two years previous, of meeting at George Grote's house on two mornings of the week, at half past eight A.M. 'They read Mr. Mill's last work, "Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind," Hartley on Man, Dutrieux's Logic, Whately's works, &c., discussing as they proceeded.. Mr. John Stuart Mill, Mr. Charles Buller, Mr. Eyton Tooke [...] Mr. John Arthur Roebuck, Mr. G. J. Graham, Mr. Grant, and Mr. W. G. Prescott formed part of this class. Mr. George Grote was always present at their meetings, which lasted an hour, or an hour and a half, as time served.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George Grote, J. S. Mill, Eyton Tooke, Charles Buller, J. A. Roebuck, G. J. Johnson and others     Print: Book


Click here to select all entries:


Green Turtle Web Design