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Record Number: 7697


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?Of him [lodger ? Wesleyan minister] I had the loan of a work which I had indeed previously read; but of which I was not tired, nor I believe ever should be. This was the ?Journal? of that great and good man, the Rev. J. Wesley. I have long regarded it as being equal in interest to Mr Boswell?s ?Life of Dr Johnson? although its contents are, of course, very dissimilar. I also read many of his other works in the course of the two years during which our lodgers remained with us. I may just observe that Mr Wesley?s style of writing is eminently concise and clear; well adapted to the capacity of the uneducated reader.?

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1830 and 31 Dec 1830

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: probably at home

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:

Thomas Carter

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Jul 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Tailor

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:

John Wesley

Title:

[works]

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
from lodger


Source Information:

Record ID:

7697

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carter

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memoirs of a working man

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1845

Vol:

n/a

Page:

223

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a working man (London, 1845), p. 223, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7697, accessed: 20 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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