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Record 6357

Reading Experience:

'In the day read part of "The Universal Magazine" for December, and in the evening read a pamphlet entitled "Primitive Christianity propounded or an Essay To revive the Ancient Mode or manner of Preaching the Gospel". This is a pamphlet which I imagine to be wrote by a Baptist preacher in favour of preaching without notes. I must in my own private opinion say that I can see no harm consequent on our method of reading, as the author is pleased to call it. ...'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 20 Jan 1758
Country: England
Time: daytime: 'in the day'
Place: city: East Hoathly
county: Sussex
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:

Title: The Universal Magazine of knowledge and pleasure
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: December 1757
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6357  
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: 18 April 2024

Additional comments:



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