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Record 10196

Reading Experience:

'On the circular table in the centre of the room was placed among other books an album, and Mr Storey being called away, I noted the following excellent morsels of literature: "It is a good rule that our conversation should rather be of things than of persons: for thus obvious reason, that things have not a character to lose." "To take sunshine pleasure in the blessings and excellencies of others is a much surer mask of benevolence than pity their calamities".'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Aug 1835 and 31 Aug 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Scarborough
location in dwelling: Mr Storey's 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:John Cole
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Oct 1792
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Publisher / bookseller
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [album]
Genre: Conduct books, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
At friend's house


Source Information:

Record ID: 10196  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Cole
  Title: An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829)
  Location: York Minster Archive
  Call no: Mss 153/11
  Page/folio: 63-4

Citation: John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Mss 153/11, p. 63-4,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:

"John Cole kept diaries throughout his life - and then used the diaries to produce a manuscript 'An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough' (started in 1829 - 18 volumes). Much of the substance of the MS is based on his diaries (and appears for much of the MS to be copied direct from his diaries). The original diaries are apparently no longer extant."



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