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Record 6374

Reading Experience:

'In the even finished reading Wake's "Catechism", which I think is a very good book and proper for all families, there being good instructions in it and also something which is prodigious moving. It is wrote in a lively, brisk manner and not as if the author wrote more out of form than for the good of people's souls, and at the same time it is a very plain, familiar style, suitable I think to the meanest capacities that can read. And so far as I can judge there is everything contained in it necessary to a man's salvation.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 13 May 1758
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Wake
Title: The principles of the Christain religion explained in a brief commentary upon the church catechism
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6374  
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: 149
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Diary of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 149,, accessed: 02 March 2024

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