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Record Number: 21010


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I also sent for Bishop Watson's Apology for the Bible, in Letters to T. Paine; Bishop Porteus's Compendium of the Evidences of Christianity, Butler's Divine Analogy, Paley's Evidences of Christianity, Pilgrim's Good Intent, Pascal's Thoughts, Addison's Evidences of Christianity, Conibeare on Revealed Religion, Madam de Genlis's Religion the only Basis of Happiness and sound Philosophy, with Observations on pretended modern Philosophers, 2 vols. Jenkin's Reasonableness and Certainty of Christianity, and several others of the same tendency. Those excellent defences of revealed religion I read through, during which I had many struggles . . . '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Alveston
county: Gloucestershire

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:

31 Aug 1746

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

retired bookseller

Religion:

methodist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

perhaps wife


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Joseph Addison

Title:

Evidence of the Christian Religion

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

21010

Source:

Print

Author:

James Lackington

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Confessions of J. Lackington

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1804

Vol:

n/a

Page:

52

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Lackington, The Confessions of J. Lackington, (London, 1804), p. 52, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=21010, accessed: 09 May 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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