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

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Thomas Gataker


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In his Childe-hood he was so addicted to those means which his Parents applied him unto, for the implanting in him the seeds of good Literature, that he rather needed a bridle, than a spur: For his love of learning (equal to that admirable capacity, wherewith the Father of Lights had furnished him) was so active in the acquiring of it, that his Father was fain often gently to chide him from his book.

Century: 1500-1599     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Gataker      Print: Book


 : Scriptures

In this Family, partly by his own inclination, and partly by the encouragement of the Governours thereof, he performed Family Duties for the instruction and edification of the whole houshold, expounding to them a portion of Scripture every morning, that the Sun of Righteousness might as constantly arise in their hearts, as the day brake in upon them. In this Exercise, whereby he laboured to profit both himself and others, he went over the Epistles of the Apostles, the Prophesie of Isaiah, and a good part of the Book of Job, rendring the Text out of the Original Languages, and then delivering cleer Explications, and also deducing usefull Observations.

Century: 1500-1599     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Gataker      Print: Book


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