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Record Number: 6876


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In the even I read to my friend a sermon preached at the last Visitation held at Lewes, written by Mr Nicholl, Vicar of Westham in this county, and part of three discourses written by James Walder, a Baptist preacher, the last of which I esteem the best performance, it being in my judgment written with a true spirit of piety and in a pretty modest style. And what may, I presume, be proper for to be read by any sect whatsoever, there being nothing more in it than what is the duty of all Christians both to practise and believe.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

19 Feb 1764

Country:

England

Time

evening: 'even'

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

friend Sam Jenner


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

James Walder

Title:

The ax laid to the root; or, a preservative against the erroneous doctrines of the Methodists; candidly offered to the consideration of all Christians

Genre:

Sermon, Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1763

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6876

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:

286

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Diary of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 286, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6876, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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