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Record Number: 21018


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I meant to inform you, that besides those books already mentioned, I sent for Bishop Horne's Sermons, 4 vols. Carr's Sermons, Blairs Sermons, 5vols. Scott's Christian Life, 5vols. several leaned and sensible expositions of the Bible; Calmet's Dictionary of the Bible, with the Fragments; Josephus' Works, Prideaux's Connections, 4vols. Mrs H. More's Works, and various other excellent Works. For some time one sermon was read on every Sunday, but soon Mrs L. began to like them, and then two or three were read in the course of the week; at last one at least was ready every day, and very often part of some other book in divinity, as Mrs. L said that she preferred such kind of reading far beyond the reading of novels.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Alveston
county: Gloucestershire

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:

James Lackington

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

31 Aug 1746

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

retired bookseller

Religion:

methodist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

with wife


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Flavius Josephus

Title:

Works

Genre:

Other religious, Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

21018

Source:

Print

Author:

James Lackington

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Confessions of J. Lackington

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1804

Vol:

n/a

Page:

52

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Lackington, The Confessions of J. Lackington (London, 1804), p. 52, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21018, accessed: 27 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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