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Record Number: 11641


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In Pauls churchyard I called at Kirton's; and there they had got a Masse book for me, which I bought and cost me 12s. And when I came home, sat up late and read in it - with great pleasure to my wife to hear that that she long ago was so well acquainted with.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

2 Nov 1660

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Seething Lane
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:

Admiralty

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

wife, Elizabeth Pepys?


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

Masse Book

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11641

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:

282

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 1, p. 282, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11641, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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