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Record 21010

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I also sent for Bishop Watson's Apology for the Bible, in Letters to T. Paine; Bishop Porteus's Compendium of the Evidences of Christianity, Butler's Divine Analogy, Paley's Evidences of Christianity, Pilgrim's Good Intent, Pascal's Thoughts, Addison's Evidences of Christianity, Conibeare on Revealed Religion, Madam de Genlis's Religion the only Basis of Happiness and sound Philosophy, with Observations on pretended modern Philosophers, 2 vols. Jenkin's Reasonableness and Certainty of Christianity, and several others of the same tendency. Those excellent defences of revealed religion I read through, during which I had many struggles . . . '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Alveston
county: Gloucestershire
   
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:James Lackington
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 31 Aug 1746
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: retired bookseller
Religion: methodist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
perhaps wife
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Joseph Addison
Title: Evidence of the Christian Religion
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 21010  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Lackington
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Confessions of J. Lackington
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1804
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 52
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Lackington, The Confessions of J. Lackington (London, 1804), p. 52, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=21010, accessed: 18 July 2019

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