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Record Number: 22125


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was diligent in reading the scriptures every day, and read them once through in a yeare for the 3 first yeares according to Mr Bifield's directions [i.e. Nicholas Byfield, Directions for the Private Reading of the Scripture (1618)]; yet gate I not much good for want of due meditation. I took notes also out of the Bible and putt it under such heads as might suit any state of life what so ever.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

1659

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cambridge
county: Cambridgeshire
specific address: Trinity College

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:

Isaac Archer

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Dec 1641

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Minister in Church of England

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

The Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
Almost certainly his own copy


Source Information:

Record ID:

22125

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Matthew Storey

Title:

Two East Anglian Diaries 1641-1729: Isaac Archer and William Coe

Place of Publication:

Woodbridge, Suffolk

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

n/a

Page:

60

Additional Comments:

The orginal source is a manuscript journal, Cambridge University Library, Additional Manuscript 8499

Citation:

Matthew Storey (ed.), Two East Anglian Diaries 1641-1729: Isaac Archer and William Coe, (Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1994), p. 60, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=22125, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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