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Record Number: 8598


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We all worked very hard, particularly Mr John Jones and me, in order to get money to purchase books; But what we wanted in judgement in choosing our library, we made up in application; and so anxious we were to read a great deal, that we allowed ourselves but about three hours sleep in twenty-four, and for some months together we never were all in bed at the same time, (Sunday nights excepted). But lest we should oversleep the time allowed, one of us sat up to work until the time appointed for the others to rise, and when we all were up, my friend John, and your humble servant, took it by turns to read aloud to the rest, while they were at their work.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1769 and 31 Dec 1769

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bristol
other location: St Phillip's Plain

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

John Jones, Richard Jones and sisters. Workmates.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

various

Genre:

Sermon, Other religious, Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
His and his friends' library


Source Information:

Record ID:

8598

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:

91-3

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Lackington, Memoirs of the first forty-five years of the life of James Lackington (London, 1791), p. 91-3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8598, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Listed books they bought: Polhil on precious faith; Polhil on Decrees; Shepherd's sound believer; Bunyan's Pilgrim's progress; Bunyan's Good news for the vilest of sinners; Bunyan's Heavenly footman; his Grace abounding to the chief of sinners' Alleire's Sure guide to heaven; The Sincere convert; Watson's Heaven taken by storm; Heaven's vengeance; Wall's None but Christ; Aristotle's Masterpiece; Coles on God's Severeignty; Chanock on Providence; Young's Short and sure guide to Salvation; Wesley's Sermons, Journals Tracts etc and others of the same description.'

   
   
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