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Record Number: 8044


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'at this time there was a great many tracks Come out and their Contents were Chiefly to perswade poor people to be satisfied in their situation and not to murmur at the dispensations of providence for we had not so much punishment as our sins deserved and in fact there was but little else to be heard from the pulpit or the press and those kind of books were often put into my hands in a dictatorial way in order to convince me of my errors. for instance there was the Sheperd of Salsbury Plain ... the Farmers fireside and discontented Pendulum and many others which drove me almost into despair for I Could see their design.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1820 and 31 Dec 1821

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Quainton
county: Buckinghamshire

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:

Joseph Mayett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Mar 1783

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

Labourer in parish

Religion:

Baptist

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:

Hannah More

Title:

Discontented pendulum

Genre:

Other religious, Conduct books

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Pamphlet, chapbook

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8044

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Mayett

Editor:

Ann Kussmaul

Title:

The Autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton

Place of Publication:

Buckinghamshire

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

70

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Mayett, Ann Kussmaul (ed.), The Autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton, (Buckinghamshire, 1986), p. 70, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8044, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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