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Record Number: 8591


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?I had such good eyes, that I often read by the light of the moon, as my master would never permit me to take a candle into my room.?

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1760 and 31 Dec 1767

Country:

England

Time

n/anight

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:

James Lackington

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

11 Sep 1746

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Apprentice shoemaker

Religion:

Wesleyan

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:

unknown

Title:

various

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8591

Source:

Print

Author:

James Lackington

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memoirs of the first forty-five years of the life of James Lackington

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1791

Vol:

n/a

Page:

49

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Lackington, Memoirs of the first forty-five years of the life of James Lackington (London, 1791), p. 49, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8591, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Reading without a candle, under moonlight.

   
   
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