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Record Number: 217


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'he was receptive to the radical anticlericalism of William Cobbett, T.J. Wooler and Richard Carlile... "These books seemed to be founded upon Scripture and Condemned all the sins of oppression in all those that had supremacy over the lower order of people and when I Compared this with the preceptive part of the word of God I began to Conclude that most if not all professors of religion did it only for a Cloake to draw money out of the pockets of the Credulous..."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Joseph Mayett

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1783

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

labourer, not clear whether agricultural or not

Religion:

Methodist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

T.J. Wooler

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Politics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

217

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

30

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 30, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=217, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

See Ann Kussmaul (ed.) "The Autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton (1783-1839)", (Buckingham, 1986).

   
   
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