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Record Number: 23652


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was reading Derham's Astro, not his Astro, his Physico Theology; and can hardly help laughing when I see these simple Philosophers praising God Almighty for making the World so wisely - saying in what a [italics] Workman-like [end italics] Manner he has managed Things: how should he [italics] not [end italics] make the World wisely? and how should their Praises add any Thing to him?'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 21 Dec 1783

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:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

27 Jan 1741

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Wales

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Derham

Title:

Physico-Theology, or, A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God, from His Works of Creation

Genre:

Other religious, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23652

Source:

Print

Author:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Editor:

Katharine C. Balderston

Title:

Thraliana

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

I

Page:

582

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 582, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23652, accessed: 23 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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