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Record Number: 11614


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At noon my brother John came to me, and I corrected as well as I could his Greek speech against the Apposition, though I believe he himself was as well able to do it as myself. After that, we went to read in the great Officiale about the blessing of bells in the Church of Rome.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

15 Jan 1660

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: after 12pm
daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: Axe Yard, King Street, Westminster
location in dwelling: home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Feb 1633

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Naval officer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

read with brother John Pepys


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Pepys

Title:

[speech]

Genre:

Other religious, Education

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

11614

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

1

Page:

18

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 1, p. 18, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11614, accessed: 25 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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