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Record 21340

Reading Experience:

'I again took up Dr Whitehead's Life of Mr Wesley, and as I saw by the title-page that it contained an account of Mr Wesley's ancestors and relations, the life of Mr Charles Wesley, (whom I had often heard preach) and a history of Methodism, I requested Mrs L to help me in reading it through. // To describe the conflict, and the difference commotions which passed in my mind while we were reading this excellent work is impossible. I have been instructed, delighted, much confounded, and troubled.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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 and Mary 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 (eventually)
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: James helped by his wife in reading it through


Text Being Read:

Author: John Whitehead
Title: The Life of the Rev John Wesley
Genre: Other religious, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 21340  
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: 166/7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Lackington, The Confessions of J Lackington (London, 1804), p. 166/7,, accessed: 20 January 2022

Additional comments:



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