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Record 8591

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
?I had such good eyes, that I often read by the light of the moon, as my master would never permit me to take a candle into my room.?
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1760 and 31 Dec 1767
Country: England
Time: night
Place: n/a
   
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 Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 11 Sep 1746
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Apprentice shoemaker
Religion: Wesleyan
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: various
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8591  
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: 49
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Lackington, Memoirs of the first forty-five years of the life of James Lackington (London, 1791), p. 49, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8591, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:

Reading without a candle, under moonlight.

 

 

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