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Record 5353

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I have also read Gisbourne's natural theology. The design and matter of the work are excellent but it is exceedingly deficient in that plainess and persipicuity in which an argument of so very popular a description should be pressed on the attention of common readers [... ] there is an imitation of Paley's manner of putting an argument but the manner very inferior [to]Paley.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 13 May 1818
Country: England
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:Benjamin Newton
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1762
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Rector and J.P
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Gisborne
Title: The Testimony of Natural Theology
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5353  
Source - Print  
  Author: Benjamin Newton
  Editor: C.P. Fendall
  Title: The Dairy of Benjamin Newton, Rector of Wath, 1816-1819
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1933
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 148-149
  Additional comments: and ed. E.A.Crutchley

Citation: Benjamin Newton, C.P. Fendall (ed.), The Dairy of Benjamin Newton, Rector of Wath, 1816-1819 (Cambridge, 1933), p. 148-149, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5353, accessed: 23 February 2024

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