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Record Number: 20757


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[at Christmas, Easter and on other holidays, he] 'would be at Work or Study, whilst my Fellow-servants were abroad taking their Pleasure. I was then upon Astrolgy [sic], a Science too rashly decried by some' [he then discusses the merits of Astrology at length, but not mentioning any specific texts]

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1655

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Fleet Street

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:

Thomas Tryon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Sep 1634

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

apprentice castor-maker, later merchant

Religion:

anabaptist (for a short time)

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[books on astrology]

Genre:

Astrology / alchemy / occult

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20757

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Tryon

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Some Memoirs of the Life of Tho. Tryon, Late of London, Merchant

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1705

Vol:

n/a

Page:

20-21

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Tryon, Some Memoirs of the Life of Tho. Tryon, Late of London, Merchant (London, 1705), p. 20-21, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20757, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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