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The Diary of a Country Parson

Gelesen von John Greenman

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The Revd. James Woodforde was an English clergyman, best known for his vivid account of parish life in the 18th century. His diary, edited by John Beresford, remained unpublished until the 20th century. The diary provides a wonderfully full account of the small community in which the diarist lived — of the births and deaths, comings and goings, illnesses, and annual celebrations, along with many other details of daily life.
As a churchman, Woodforde himself was conscientious by the standards of his time, charitable and pious without being sanctimonious and again typical of his day, deeply suspicious of enthusiasm.
The value of the diary to the historian lies in the wealth of primary source material it provides, while the general reader can bring from it the authentic flavor of 18th-century English country life. - Summary by Wikipedia and John Greenman (11 hr 41 min)

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PREFARATORY NOTE & INTRODUCTION

29:00

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THE DIARY-PART ONE - OXFORD AND SOMERSET CURASIES, (1758-1776) - 1758-1759

6:13

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1760

3:55

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1761

8:05

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1762

9:02

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1763

22:32

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1764

16:49

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1765

22:16

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1766

16:30

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1767

14:07

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1768

29:26

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1769

24:03

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1770

15:05

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1771

19:29

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1772

8:07

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1773

11:18

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1774

40:45

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1775

59:30

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1776

14:30

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THE DIARY - PART TWO - WESTON LONGVILLE, NORFOLK (1776 - 1803) - 1776 (continue…

30:57

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1777

41:27

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1778

55:43

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1779

59:27

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1780

58:03

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1781 - Part One (January-July)

34:40

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1781 - Part Two (August-December)

50:21

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Insight into 18th C. life

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A strange record of daily expenses!