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Record 8551

Reading Experience:

'I was but about twenty-two years of age when I first began to read them, and I assure you, my friend, that they made a very deep and lasting impression in my mind. By reading them [Plato's On the Immortality of the soul and Plutarch's Morals and Confucio's texts] I was taught to bear the unavoidable evils attending humanity, and to supply all my wants by contracting or restraining my desires.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1768 and 31 Dec 1768
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bristol
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:James Lackington
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 11 Sep 1746
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Journeyman shoemaker
Religion: Wesleyan
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: Plutarch
Title: Morals
Genre: Classics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 8551  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Lackington
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of the first forty-five years of the life of James Lackington
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1791
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 97-8
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Lackington, Memoirs of the first forty-five years of the life of James Lackington (London, 1791), p. 97-8,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:



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