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Record 27459

Reading Experience:

Transcribed (not entirely accurately) in Reading Notes of Edward Pordage (c.1710): Notes from a later edition of the grammar by Edward Leedes, headmaster of King Edward VI's School at Bury St Edmunds, originally published in 1676: extracts from the preface; seven 'Examples of Exercises preparatory to Themes' ('Of the Spring', 'Of The Summer', 'Of Autumn', 'Of Winter', 'Of Laziness', 'Of Drunkenness', and 'Of Covetousness'); two 'Examples of Themes according to the method usually prescribed' ('Trust, but know whom' and 'We all desire Peace'); three 'Examples of Themes in a more loose and free method' ('Fortune helps the daring', 'All things obey Money', and 'Rest doth much delight the wearied man'); three 'Examples of the Concords' (unheaded); and thirteen 'Examples in English, fitted to the Grammar Rules' (also unheaded).
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1710 and 31 Dec 1710
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:Edward Pordage
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Fellow of King's College. Cambridge
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: Edward Leedes
Title: English Examples. To be Turned into Latin
Genre: Textbook / self-education
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Possibly in seventh edition of 1685
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27459  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Edward Pordage
  Title: Reading Notes
  Location: King's College, Cambridge
  Call no: MS 840.5
  Page/folio: 1-11

Citation: Edward Pordage, Reading Notes King's College, Cambridge, p. MS 840.5, p. 1-11,, accessed: 21 July 2024

Additional comments:

Page images from MS accessed at Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online, where they appear by permission of the Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge.



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