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Record 4592

Reading Experience:

"In her course of Reading she was still laying in for use and practice. Her course was, when she read the Scriptures, to gather out passages, and sort and refer them to their several uses, as some that were fit subjects for her Meditations: Some for encouragement to prayer, and other duties: Promises suited to various conditions and wants: as her papers shew." And for other Books, she would meddle with none but the sound and practicall, and had no itch after the empty Books, which make ostentation of Novelty, and which Opinionists are now so taken with; nor did she like writing or preaching in envy and strife. And of good Books, she chose to read but few, and those very often over, that all might be well digested. Which is a course (for private Christians) that tends to avoid luxuriancy, and make them sincere, and solid, and established.
Century: 1600-1699
Date: Between 1 Nov 1634 and 31 Dec 1660
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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 Baker
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1 Nov 1634
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: wife of minister
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Scriptures
Genre: Bible, Other religious
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4592  
Source - Print  
  Author: Richard Baxter
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A treatise of death, the last enemy to be destroyed shewing wherein its enmity consisteth and how it is destroyed
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1660
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 236-237
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Richard Baxter, A treatise of death, the last enemy to be destroyed shewing wherein its enmity consisteth and how it is destroyed (London, 1660), p. 236-237,, accessed: 18 April 2024

Additional comments:

We have not entered all the reading experiences from this book. The transcription come from the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership.



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