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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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anon [a boy]


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The boy is 'discontented ... because I cannot understand that which I reade'. The Devil Magirus 'expounded the places that were difficult', and for this reading expertise the student promises the Devil his soul. He later regrets this, but disappears, presumably carried off by the Devil.

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: anon [a boy]      Print: Book


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