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Record Number: 22683


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We were talking of people who read awkwardly not knowing what they were about: Mr Johnson protested he knew two Lads at Pembroke who lived in the same department and one of him [sic] told him that the other had been reading Chillingworth for the last week very diligently leaving a [italics] Mark [end italics] always in the place he left off, which his [italics] Chumm [end italics] moved a few pages backward every Day, & so forced him unknown to himself to go over the same Ground without advancing one Jot or ever finding the Joke out'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 31 Oct 1728 and 1 Dec 1729

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Oxford
specific address: Pembroke College

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

student

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

a friend of Johnson



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Chillingworth

Title:

Religion of Protestants a Safe Way to Salvation

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22683

Source:

Print

Author:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Editor:

Katharine C Balderston

Title:

Thraliana

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

I

Page:

99

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I , p. 99, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22683, accessed: 25 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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