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Record Number: 22123


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Whilst I was at home, I remember, my father would make mee read the Bible; which, through an eager desire of play, and that inbred corruption wherby I hated all things that were good, I cared not for; this unwillingness to read, and stammering when I did read did tire out his patience, so he would let mee leave of[f]'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

Between 1649 and 1650

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Colchester
county: Essex

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:

Isaac Archer

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Dec 1641

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Minister in Church of England

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Reader's father was listening to him read.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

The Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

22123

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Matthew Storey

Title:

Two East Anglian Diaries 1641-1729: Isaac Archer and William Coe

Place of Publication:

Woodbridge, Suffolk

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

n/a

Page:

47-48

Additional Comments:

The orginal source is a manuscript journal, Cambridge University Library, Additional Manuscript 8499

Citation:

Matthew Storey (ed.), Two East Anglian Diaries 1641-1729: Isaac Archer and William Coe (Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1994), p. 47-48, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22123, accessed: 26 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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