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Record Number: 19637


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I think you do not mean the Treatise of Copplestone that I do, for I see nothing in his Discourses of Necessity and Contingency, of Predestination & Free-will, which are his Subjects,that I do not cordially assent to. He pretends not to see farther into the mill-stone than you & I do. I may read the Cardiophonia of Mr Newton as you recommend it, but the Title offends my Taste & who could guess what Cardiophonia was about? - I have been engaged by the confessions of St Augustine in Milner's History of the Church: the piety is impressive and the Story of his philosophic-Life & Conversation, curious: His "City of God" I expect to find very interesting.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 5 Jul 1828

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Trowbridge

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:

George Crabbe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

24 Dec 1754

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

clergyman and poet

Religion:

Christian

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:

Joseph Milner

Title:

History of the Church of Christ

Genre:

Other religious, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19637

Source:

Print

Author:

George Crabbe

Editor:

Thomas Faulkner

Title:

Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

346

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe, (Oxford, 1985), p. 346, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19637, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Assistant editor, Rhonda Blair. Letter to George Crabbe Junior

   
   
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