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Record Number: 6342


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Tho. Davy to our house in the evening to whom I read two nights of "The Complaint", one of which was the Christian triumph against the fear of death, which must be allowed by all Christians a noble subject, it being the redemption of mankind by Jesus Christ, and I think the author has treated it in a very moving and pathetic manner.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

25 Dec 1757

Country:

England

Time

evening: 'evening'

Place:

city: East Hoathly
county: Sussex
location in dwelling: home

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:

Thomas Turner

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

9 Jun 1729

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

shopkeeper

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Thomas Davy (friend)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edward Young

Title:

The Complaint: or night thoughts

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6342

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Turner

Editor:

David Vaisey

Title:

The Diary of Thomas Turner

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

n/a

Page:

127

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Diary of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 127, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6342, accessed: 20 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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