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Record 6250

Reading Experience:

'In the even read to Tho. Davy an appeal to the public in behalf of Admiral Byng ...I also read Bally's poem on the wisdom of the Supreme Being, which I think is a very sublime piece of poetry and almost too much so for my mean capacity. But as I find the author's views are good, I do, as I am bound in duty, like it very much.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 4 Dec 1756
Country: England
Time: evening: 'even'
Place: city: East Hoathly
county: Sussex
location in dwelling: home
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:Thomas Turner
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 9 Jun 1729
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: shopkeeper
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Thomas Davy (friend) [probably, rest of text suggests this was read aloud too]
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Bally
Title: The Wisdom of the Supreme Being
Genre: Other religious, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1756
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6250  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Turner
  Editor: David Vaisey
  Title: The Diary of Thomas Turner
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 73
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Diary of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 73,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:



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