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Record 22124

Reading Experience:

'When I was past the worst of my sicknes I would be almost continually reading the Bible or other books . . . I [would] studye hard to gett up what I had lost in the reading the Bible, stinting [i.e. limiting] my selfe to many chapters a day according to Mr Bifield's book [i.e. Nicholas Byfield, Directions for the Private Reading of the Scriptures (1618)], or in other studyes, that I might be equall to the rest of my yeare; though I thinke it was not very good for my eyesight.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 1657
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cambridge
county: Cambridgeshire
specific address: Trinity College
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:Isaac Archer
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Dec 1641
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Minister in Church of England
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:

Title: The Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
Almost certainly his own copy


Source Information:

Record ID: 22124  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Matthew Storey
  Title: Two East Anglian Diaries 1641-1729: Isaac Archer and William Coe
  Place of Publication: Woodbridge, Suffolk
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 55
  Additional comments: The orginal source is a manuscript journal, Cambridge University Library, Additional Manuscript 8499

Citation: Matthew Storey (ed.), Two East Anglian Diaries 1641-1729: Isaac Archer and William Coe (Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1994), p. 55,, accessed: 02 December 2021

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