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Record Number: 22587


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[a young man] Mr Allen - resolved to take Orders and made proper Application: The Bishop asked him of course what he had read. why but little replied he to be sure, for says he I had not absolutely determined on my profession till lately, but an Opportunity happening &c. well Sir cries the Bishop what [italics] have [end italics] you read? why my Lord returns the Youth, I have read Mr Soame Jennings's Book, that I have - [italics] quite through [end italics].'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 30 Jun 1777

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:

Mr Allen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Soame Jennings

Title:

Free Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Evil

Genre:

Other religious, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22587

Source:

Print

Author:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Editor:

Katharine C. Balderston

Title:

Thraliana

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

I

Page:

96

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 96, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22587, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

The joke is that, according to Mrs Thrale, this book 'is not an Hour's reading at the most'.

   
   
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