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Record 28301

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Elizabeth Carter to Elizabeth Vesey, 8 December 1773:] 'When I recommended Sherlock's Sermons, I believe I did it with some exception; many, indeed most of them, are very excellent. Most of those in which he defends the general truth of Christianity, and answers the cavils of unbelievers, are writ with a clearness and a spirit which are seldom equalled. But in others he is obscure and confused, and seems either not to have understood himself, or not to have wished to be understood by others. Archbishop Secker's Sermons are absolutely free from these objections, and are, I think, upon the whole the most calculated to awaken the conscience and amend the heart, of any that perhaps were ever published.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
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:Elizabeth Carter
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1717
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Secker
Title: Sermons
Genre: Sermon
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28301  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Montagu Pennington
  Title: A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1809
  Vol: 4
  Page: 95-96
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Montagu Pennington (ed.), A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787 (London, 1809), 4, p. 95-96, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28301, accessed: 24 April 2024

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