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Record 8043

Reading Experience:

'at this time there was a great many tracks Come out and their Contents were Chiefly to perswade poor people to be satisfied in their situation and not to murmur at the dispensations of providence for we had not so much punishment as our sins deserved and in fact there was but little else to be heard from the pulpit or the press and those kind of books were often put into my hands in a dictatorial way in order to Convince me of my errors. for instance there was the Sheperd of Salsbury Plain ... the Farmers fireside and discontented Pendulum and many others which drove me almost into despair for I Could see their design.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1820 and 31 Dec 1821
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Quainton
county: Buckinghamshire
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:Joseph Mayett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Mar 1783
Socio-economic group: Labourer (agricultural)
Occupation: Labourer in parish
Religion: Baptist
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: Hannah More
Title: Farmer's fireside
Genre: Other religious, Conduct books
Form of Text: Print: Book, Pamphlet, chapbook
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8043  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Mayett
  Editor: Ann Kussmaul
  Title: The Autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton
  Place of Publication: Buckinghamshire
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 70
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Joseph Mayett, Ann Kussmaul (ed.), The Autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton (Buckinghamshire, 1986), p. 70,, accessed: 24 June 2024

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