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Record 7696

Reading Experience:

?Of him [lodger ? a Wesleyan minister] I had the loan of a work which I had indeed previously read; but of which I was not tired, nor I believe ever should be. This was the ?Journal? of that great and good man, the Rev. J. Wesley. I have long regarded it as being equal in interest to Mr Boswell?s ?Life of Dr Johnson? although its contents are, of course, very dissimilar. I also read many of his other works in the course of the two years during which our lodgers remained with us. I may just observe that Mr Wesley?s style of writing is eminently concise and clear; well adapted to the capacity of the uneducated reader.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1830 and 31 Dec 1830
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: probably at 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 Carter
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 5 Jul 1792
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Tailor
Religion: n/a
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: John Wesley
Title: Journal
Genre: Other religious, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
from lodger


Source Information:

Record ID: 7696  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carter
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of a working man
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1845
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 223
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a working man (London, 1845), p. 223,, accessed: 28 November 2023

Additional comments:



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