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Record 17521

Reading Experience:

'The wonderful Cambridge Prophet who has been most cruelly Martyrd To be seen at [followed by a gap. It continues] He is not the Wandering jew, nor an old Levite, nor St John, as some people imagine, it seems his generation was in the world before Adam and in the ark with Noah, and with Christ when Condemned to be crucified, The Scripture makes mention of him. He is no imposter He knoweth not his parents, nor ever did Suck the breast of his mother, His beard is the colour of vermillion, and is seldom or ever cut. he goes barefooted like a grey friar, He wears neither hat cap, nor wig. His coat is neither wove, knit spun or made with hands, neither is it silk.?
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1789 and 31 Dec 1799
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: Hampshire
Aylesfield Farm, Nr. Alton, Hampshire.
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:Mary Bacon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 15 Dec 1743
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Farmer's wife
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: unknown
Genre: Ephemera, Unknown, probably advertisement for a travelling showman
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17521  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Mary Bacon
  Title: Mary Bacon's List of Books
  Location: Hampshire Record Office
  Call no: 28M82/F1
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Mary Bacon, Mary Bacon's List of Books Hampshire Record Office, p. 28M82/F1,, accessed: 24 February 2024

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