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Record Number: 4592


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"In her course of Reading she was still laying in for use and practice. Her course was, when she read the Scriptures, to gather out passages, and sort and refer them to their several uses, as some that were fit subjects for her Meditations: Some for encouragement to prayer, and other duties: Promises suited to various conditions and wants: as her papers shew." And for other Books, she would meddle with none but the sound and practicall, and had no itch after the empty Books, which make ostentation of Novelty, and which Opinionists are now so taken with; nor did she like writing or preaching in envy and strife. And of good Books, she chose to read but few, and those very often over, that all might be well digested. Which is a course (for private Christians) that tends to avoid luxuriancy, and make them sincere, and solid, and established.

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1634 and 31 Dec 1660

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Elizabeth Baker

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1 Nov 1634

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

wife of minister

Religion:

Christian

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:

Title:

Scriptures

Genre:

Bible, Other religious

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4592

Source:

Print

Author:

Richard Baxter

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A treatise of death, the last enemy to be destroyed shewing wherein its enmity consisteth and how it is destroyed

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1660

Vol:

n/a

Page:

236-237

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Richard Baxter, A treatise of death, the last enemy to be destroyed shewing wherein its enmity consisteth and how it is destroyed (London, 1660), p. 236-237, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4592, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

We have not entered all the reading experiences from this book. The transcription come from the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership.

   
   
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