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Record Number: 213


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

At night I read some of the lives and characters of of the Ejected ministers in Dr Calamys account and was much affected with their piety, Zeal and steadiness[...] concluded with reading Mr Baxters Saints. Rest and prayer as usual.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

8 Sep 1738

Country:

England

Time

n/anight

Place:

location in dwelling: at home

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 Clegg

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1679

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Presbyterian Minister and Doctor

Religion:

Presbyterian

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:

Richard Baxter

Title:

The Saints Everlasting Rest.

Genre:

Other religious, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

213

Source:

Print

Author:

James Clegg

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Diary of James Clegg of Chapel en le Frith 1708-1755 part 1

Place of Publication:

Matlock

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

n/a

Page:

41

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Clegg, The Diary of James Clegg of Chapel en le Frith 1708-1755 part 1 (Matlock, 1978), p. 41, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=213, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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