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Record Number: 22136


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[I was] not constant in meditation, I was loath to begin, but if I once began I found it so sweet that I could scarce leave of[f]; I read Mr Baxter's Rest about meditation, and was much affected with his way; I perused Bishop Hall's book, and that pleased mee; but I found diversions, and I could not fixe my thoughts long upon one subject . . . '

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

19 Oct

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Chippenham
county: Cambridgeshire

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:

Adult (18-100+)

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Joseph Hall

Title:

The Art of Divine Meditation

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1607

Provenance

owned
Probably owned by reader


Source Information:

Record ID:

22136

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:

98

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. 98, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22136, accessed: 26 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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