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Record 21015

Reading Experience:

'I meant to inform you, that besides those books already mentioned, I sent for Bishop Horne's Sermons, 4 vols. Carr's Sermons, Blairs Sermons, 5vols. Scott's Christian Life, 5vols. several leaned and sensible expositions of the Bible; Calmet's Dictionary of the Bible, with the Fragments; Josephus' Works, Prideaux's Connections, 4vols. Mrs H. More's Works, and various other excellent Works. For some time one sermon was read on every Sunday, but soon Mrs L. began to like them, and then two or three were read in the course of the week; at last one at least was ready every day, and very often part of some other book in divinity, as Mrs. L said that she preferred such kind of reading far beyond the reading of novels.'
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)
with wife
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Hugh Blair
Title: Sermons (5 vols)
Genre: Sermon
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 21015  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Lackington
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Confessions of J. Lackington
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1804
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 52
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Lackington, The Confessions of J. Lackington (London, 1804), p. 52,, accessed: 19 June 2024

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