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Benjamin Shaw


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'about this time I began to practis accounts, I bought a Book, & Slate, and got somebody to set me a gate at the beginning of a Rule, & then wrought by my book &c, and in a while got forward in arethmatic &c'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Benjamin Shaw      Print: Book


[n/a] : Bible ['the scriptures']

'god was Merciful & spoke Peace to my Soul, & now I found that with god which Passeth all understanding, & rejoiced all the day long, & saw everything in a new light ... I now read the Scriptures with great delight, & recomended them to my wife , & my father, who was my constant companion &c ...'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Benjamin Shaw      Print: Book


[n/a] : [Newspaper]

'the last weeks paper stated, that 200, 000 were out of work within 20 miles of manchester, &c, & the long drought is expected to have materially inguered [injured] the Harvest ...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Benjamin Shaw      Print: Newspaper


John Milton : Paradise Lost

'[Part of a description of his wife] very impatient of contradiction, Reproof She cannot Brook- Milton' [This is a misquotation of 'restraint she will not brook', Book IX, l.1184].

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Benjamin Shaw      Print: Book


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