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Record Number: 28992


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Read a very searching book called Meads Almost Christian. Did not dare read it til I had sought the lord, that he would not suffer Satan to apply what was not my portion'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

3 Aug 1778

Country:

England

Time

n/a

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:

Arabella Davies

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1753

Socio-Economic Group:

n/a

Occupation:

Wife of a clergyman

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:

Matthew Mead

Title:

En Oligos Christianos: The Almost Christian Discovered

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28992

Source:

Print

Author:

Arabella Davies

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The diary of Mrs. Arabella Davies, late wife of the Rev. E. Davies, A.B. Rector of Coychurch. Printed from her own manuscript.

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1788

Vol:

n/a

Page:

51

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Arabella Davies, The diary of Mrs. Arabella Davies, late wife of the Rev. E. Davies, A.B. Rector of Coychurch. Printed from her own manuscript., (London, 1788), p. 51, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28992, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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