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Record 6352

Reading Experience:

'In the even finished reading of Horneck's "Great Law of Consideration", which I think a very good subject, and I am thoroughly persuaded that the only motive the author had in writing it was the salvation of men's souls. But in my private opinion it is not written so well as many pieces of divinity which I have read, there being too great a redundancy of words to express one and the same thing.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 19 Jan 1758
Country: England
Time: evening: 'evening'
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Anthony Horneck
Title: The great law of consideration; or, a discourse, wherein the nature, usefulness and absolute necessity of consideration, in order to a truly serious and religious life is laid open
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6352  
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: 130
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Diary of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 130,, accessed: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:



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