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Record Number: 2059


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I neither concealed my doubts nor my fears but communicated them freely to several persons, no one however said anything which appeared to me calculated to remove my doubts I read Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and parts of other equally absurd books, but all would not do, reason was too strong for superstition and at length the fiend was completely vanquished.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1784 and 31 Dec 1785

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:

Francis Place

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Nov 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Son of landlord of public house

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Bunyan

Title:

Pilgrim's Progress

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2059

Source:

Print

Author:

Francis Place

Editor:

Mary Thale

Title:

The Autobiography of Franis Place (1771-1854)

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

45-46

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Francis Place, Mary Thale (ed.), The Autobiography of Franis Place (1771-1854) (Cambridge, 1972), p. 45-46, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2059, accessed: 18 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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