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Record 11699

Reading Experience:

'Read B[isho]p Andrew's Devotions & various other prayers. Read Blair's Sermon 'On our ignorance of good & evil in this life' [...] Read portions of Bryant 'On the plagues of Egypt' [...] In the Evening read Archp. Tellotison's Sermon 'On the happiness of heaven', which I found interesting & in simple language... Read sev.l Poetical pieces suitable to this sacred day among others Edmaston's delightful sonnet.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 29 Nov 1835
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Wellingborough
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: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
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: John Tillotson
Title: Sermon
Genre: Sermon, Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11699  
  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: Add Mss / 153 / 11
  Page/folio: p. 142-6

Citation: John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss / 153 / 11, p. p. 142-6,, accessed: 13 July 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. John Cole had a bad leg, so he was home for a while (reading quite a few volumes).



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