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Record Number: 6209


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"The young [John] Rogers had 'read every day,' he recalled ... He learned his catechism by heart ... wrote down the sermons and learned those too ... memorized morning and evening prayers 'out of a book, for I knew no better yet.' All this reading threw Rogers into despair over his prospects of salvation ... Distraught, he 'took the Bible,' turned to the relevant pages, and 'read them over and over and over again.'"

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

unknown

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:

John Rogers

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1627

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

The Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6209

Source:

Print

Author:

Adrian Johns

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making

Place of Publication:

Chicago

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

410

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (Chicago, 1998), p. 410, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6209, accessed: 24 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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