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Record Number: 21586


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[At the home of the Quaker Mr Lloyd] I having asked to look at Baskerville's edition of "Barclay's Apology", Johnson laid hold of it; and the chapter on baptism happening to open, Johnson remarked, "He says there is neither precept nor practice for baptism in the scriptures; that is false." Here he was the aggressor, by no means in a gentle manner; and the good Quakers had the advantage of him; for he had read negligently, and had not observed that Barclay speaks of infant baptism; which they calmly made him perceive'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

22 Mar 1776

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Birmingham
specific address: home of Mr Lloyd

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 Boswell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

29 Oct 1740

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer and lawyer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Barclay

Title:

Apology for the True Christian Divinity

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Baskerville's edition

Provenance

read in situ
seen at home of Mr Lloyd


Source Information:

Record ID:

21586

Source:

Print

Author:

James Boswell

Editor:

R.W. Chapman

Title:

Life of Johnson

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

n/a

Page:

703

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson, (Oxford, 1980), p. 703, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=21586, accessed: 04 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Original date of publication 1791.

   
   
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