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Record 2414

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Before he was Bachelor of Arts he read Stapletons Fortress of the Faith, and therein finding how confidently he asserted Antiquity for the Popish Tenets, withall, branding our Church and Religion with novelty in what we dissented from them, he was much troubled at it, not knowing but that his quotations might be right; and he was convinced that the Ancientest must needs be best, as the nearer the Fountain the sweeter, and clearer are the streams; yet withall, he suspected that Stapleton might mis-report the Fathers, or wrest them to his own sense; and therefore he took up a setled resolution, that in due time, if God prolonged his life and health, he would trust onely his own eyes by reading over all the Fathers for his satisfaction herein;
Century: 1500-1599
Date: Between 4 Jan 1595 and 4 Jan 1600
Country: Ireland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Dublin
specific address: [Trinity?] College
other location: at university
   
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 Usher
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Jan 1580
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: son of lawyer
Religion: Protestant
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Stapleton
Title: Fortress of the Faith
Genre: Other religious, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 2414  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Clarke
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A collection of the lives of ten eminent divines famous in their generations for learning, prudence, piety, and painfulness in the work of the ministry
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1662
  Vol: n/a
  Page: [195]
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Clarke, A collection of the lives of ten eminent divines famous in their generations for learning, prudence, piety, and painfulness in the work of the ministry (1662), p. [195], http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=2414, accessed: 01 October 2022

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