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Record 8554

Reading Experience:

'It was in one of those cheerful moods that I one day took up The Life of John Buncle; and it is impossible for my friend to imagine with what eagerness and pleasure I read through the whole four volumes of this sensible pleasing work; it was wrote by the late Mr Amory of Wakefield, and I know not of any work more proper to be put into the hands of a poor ignorant bigotted superstititous methodist... In short I saw that true religion was no way incompatible with or an enemy to rational pleasures of any kind. ... I now also began to read with great pleasure the rational and moderate divines of all denominations.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Feb 1776 and 28 Feb 1767
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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 11 Sep 1746
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Journeyman shoemaker
Religion: Wesleyan
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Amory
Title: The life of John Buncle
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1756-66
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 8554  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Lackington
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of the first forty-five years of the life of James Lackington
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1791
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 164-7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Lackington, Memoirs of the first forty-five years of the life of James Lackington (London, 1791), p. 164-7,, accessed: 17 June 2019

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