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Record Number: 11804


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It being cold, Mr Lee and [I] did sit all the day, till 3 a-clock, by the fire in the Governors house; I reading a play of Flechers, being "A wife for a month" - wherein no great wit or language.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

19 Dec 1662

Country:

England

Time

afternoon
daytime: all the until 3pm

Place:

city: London
specific address: Tower of London
location in dwelling: Governor's house, by the fire

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:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Feb 1633

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Admiralty, 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:

John Fletcher

Title:

A wife for a month

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1647

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11804

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

3

Page:

286

Additional Comments:

co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 3, p. 286, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11804, accessed: 01 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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