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Record 22268

Reading Experience:

'I first wrote to my father then wrote a little journal, read two chapters in the Testament, had a good lesson of French, went to see Bob, read in Barclay's Apology for some hours upon Revealed Religion. The part I most disapprove of is the harsh manner in which he speaks of other sects, it seems to me want [underline] Charity [end underline] and [underline] Without Charity is nothing [end underline] - some parts that he says are beautiful, clear and capable of being understood, other parts are not so much so, and I think all might have been expressed in a more [underline] concise [end underline] manner.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 28 May 1798
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: Norwich (2 miles)
county: Norfolk
specific address: Earlham Hall
location in dwelling
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:Elizabeth Gurney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 May 1780
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: daughter of merchant and banker
Religion: Quaker
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: later Elizabeth Fry


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Barclay
Title: Apology for the True Christian Divinity
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22268  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Elizabeth Fry
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add Mss 47456
  Page/folio: ff. 22

Citation: Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 22,, accessed: 13 July 2024

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