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Record 22140

Reading Experience:

'February 26. Looking over Mr Bifield's book called The Spirituall Touchstone, I noted severall signes of a good man, according to which thus I find my selfe for present' [there follows a list of five 'signs', a couple keyed to page numbers in the book.]
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 26 Feb 1671
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Barton Mills
county: Suffolk
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 Adult (18-100+)
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:

Author: Nicholas Byfield
Title: The Spiritual Touchstone: or, the Signes of a Godly Man
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1619
Provenance: owned
Probably owned by reader


Source Information:

Record ID: 22140  
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: 133
  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. 133,, accessed: 08 December 2023

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