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Record 12916

Reading Experience:

'I was one day called aside, and a hand-bill was given me; and thinking it to be a quack doctor's bill for a certain disease, I expressed my suprise at its being given to me in such a particular manner; but on reading it, I found it contained a particular account of the wonderful conversion of a John Biggs, when he was twenty-one years of age. Mr Biggs says, that ever since that time he has had communion with God his Father every hour. He publishes this bill (he says) for the glory of God; but that the public might have an opportunity of dealing with this wonderful saint and perfectly holy man, he put his address in capitals, John Biggs, No. 98 Strand. I keep this bill as a curiosity.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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 Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 31 Aug 1746
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: bookseller
Religion: lapsed Methodist
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 Biggs
Title: [conversion narrative]
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Handbill
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
Handed, after being called aside


Source Information:

Record ID: 12916  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Lackington
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of the Forty Five First Years of The Life James Lackington
  Place of Publication: London, Temple of the Muses
  Date of Publication: 1794
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 270
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Lackington, Memoirs of the Forty Five First Years of The Life James Lackington (London, Temple of the Muses, 1794), p. 270,, accessed: 08 December 2023

Additional comments:



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