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Record 20954

Reading Experience:

'If among the books of divinity that you are so kindly offered the use of, you can borrow any of the following, they will help to establish you in the belief of the truth of Divine Revelation:- Paley's Evidences of Christianity; Bishop Watson's Apology for the Bible, in Letters to Thomas Paine; Bishop Porteus' Compendium of the Evidences of Christianity; Addison's Evidences of the Christian Religion; Madam Genlis' Religion the only Basis of Happiness and true Philosophy, in which the Principles of the modern pretended Philosophers are laid open and refuted, 2 vols. Butler's Divine Analogy; Bentley against Collins; Bentley's Sermons on the Folly of Atheism; Jenkins Reasonableness and Certainty of the Chrisian Religion, 2 vols. I have lately read the whole of these works with great satisfaction. If you are fond of real philosophy and astronomy, you will be highly pleased with Bentley's Sermons on the Folly of Atheism. Paley's is an extraordinary good work. Butler's Analogy is a very great work.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Alveston
county: Gloucestershire (?)
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: Retired bookseller
Religion: 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: Bishop Butler
Title: Divine Analogy
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20954  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Lackington
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Confessions of J. Lackington, Late Bookseller at the Temple of the Muses
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1804
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 35
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Lackington, The Confessions of J. Lackington, Late Bookseller at the Temple of the Muses (London, 1804), p. 35,, accessed: 23 June 2024

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