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Record 6875

Reading Experience:

'In the even I read to my friend a sermon preached at the last Visitation held at Lewes, written by Mr Nicholl, Vicar of Westham in this county, and part of three discourses written by James Walder, a Baptist preacher, the last of which I esteem the best performance, it being in my judgment written with a true spirit of piety and in a pretty modest style. And what may, I presume, be proper for to be read by any sect whatsoever, there being nothing more in it than what is the duty of all Christians both to practise and believe.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 19 Feb 1764
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)
friend Sam Jenner
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Nicholl
Title: The execrable practice of buying and selling livings commonly called Simony: in a sermon
Genre: Sermon
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: 1764
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6875  
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: 286
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Diary of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 286,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:



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