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Record 20756

Reading Experience:

'[during his three years as a London apprentice castor-maker] I was mightily addicted to reading and Study; and tho' I was then engaged in a laborious trade and not allowed time for such Imployments of the Brain; yet I was so intent on my Study, that abridged myself of my Sleep and Rest. For after having wrought hard all day, from Five or Six in the Morning, till Ten or Eleven at Night, it was frequent with me to sit up two or three Hours reading'.
Century: 1600-1699
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1655
Country: England
Time: night
Place: city: London
specific address: Fleet Street
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:Thomas Tryon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Sep 1634
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: apprentice castor-maker, later merchant
Religion: anabaptist (for a short time)
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: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20756  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Tryon
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Some Memoirs of the Life of Tho. Tryon, Late of London, Merchant
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1705
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 18-19
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Tryon, Some Memoirs of the Life of Tho. Tryon, Late of London, Merchant (London, 1705), p. 18-19,, accessed: 22 February 2024

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