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Record Number: 5353


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have also read Gisbourne's natural theology. The design and matter of the work are excellent but it is exceedingly deficient in that plainess and persipicuity in which an argument of so very popular a description should be pressed on the attention of common readers [... ] there is an imitation of Paley's manner of putting an argument but the manner very inferior [to]Paley.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

13 May 1818

Country:

England

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:

Benjamin Newton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1762

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Rector and J.P

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Thomas Gisborne

Title:

The Testimony of Natural Theology

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5353

Source:

Print

Author:

Benjamin Newton

Editor:

C.P. Fendall

Title:

The Dairy of Benjamin Newton, Rector of Wath, 1816-1819

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1933

Vol:

n/a

Page:

148-149

Additional Comments:

and ed. E.A.Crutchley

Citation:

Benjamin Newton, C.P. Fendall (ed.), The Dairy of Benjamin Newton, Rector of Wath, 1816-1819 (Cambridge, 1933), p. 148-149, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5353, accessed: 24 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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