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Record 22587

Reading Experience:

'[a young man] Mr Allen - resolved to take Orders and made proper Application: The Bishop asked him of course what he had read. why but little replied he to be sure, for says he I had not absolutely determined on my profession till lately, but an Opportunity happening &c. well Sir cries the Bishop what [italics] have [end italics] you read? why my Lord returns the Youth, I have read Mr Soame Jennings's Book, that I have - [italics] quite through [end italics].'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 30 Jun 1777
Country: n/a
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:Mr Allen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Soame Jennings
Title: Free Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Evil
Genre: Other religious, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22587  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hester Lynch Thrale
  Editor: Katharine C. Balderston
  Title: Thraliana
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1951
  Vol: I
  Page: 96
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 96,, accessed: 08 June 2023

Additional comments:

The joke is that, according to Mrs Thrale, this book 'is not an Hour's reading at the most'.



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