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Record Number: 11729


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'...which makes me remember my father Osborne's rule for a gentleman, to spare in all things rather than in that.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1658 and 19 Oct 1661

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Feb 1633

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Admirality, Clerk of the Acts

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Francis Osborne

Title:

Advice to a son

Genre:

Conduct books

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1658

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11729

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

199

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 2, p. 199, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11729, accessed: 25 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Quote indicates book read by this time, and listed by editor as one of Pepys's favourite books

   
   
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