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Record Number: 2414


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Before he was Bachelor of Arts he read Stapletons Fortress of the Faith, and therein finding how confidently he asserted Antiquity for the Popish Tenets, withall, branding our Church and Religion with novelty in what we dissented from them, he was much troubled at it, not knowing but that his quotations might be right; and he was convinced that the Ancientest must needs be best, as the nearer the Fountain the sweeter, and clearer are the streams; yet withall, he suspected that Stapleton might mis-report the Fathers, or wrest them to his own sense; and therefore he took up a setled resolution, that in due time, if God prolonged his life and health, he would trust onely his own eyes by reading over all the Fathers for his satisfaction herein;

Century:

1500-1599

Date:

Between 4 Jan 1595 and 4 Jan 1600

Country:

Ireland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Dublin
specific address: [Trinity?] College
other location: at university

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:

James Usher

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Jan 1580

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

son of lawyer

Religion:

Protestant

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Stapleton

Title:

Fortress of the Faith

Genre:

Other religious, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2414

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Clarke

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A collection of the lives of ten eminent divines famous in their generations for learning, prudence, piety, and painfulness in the work of the ministry

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1662

Vol:

n/a

Page:

[195]

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Clarke, A collection of the lives of ten eminent divines famous in their generations for learning, prudence, piety, and painfulness in the work of the ministry (1662), p. [195], http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2414, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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