Definition of The Diary of a Country Parson from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


The Diary of a Country Parson

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the diary (= personal record of each day's events and thoughts) of James Woodforde (1740-1803), which was published in five volumes (1924-31) more than a hundred years after his death. It describes Woodforde's life as a parson (= priest) in the country village of Weston Longeville in Norfolk, and is full of enthusiasm for the ordinary pleasures of life, especially food.