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Record Number: 12109


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'He gone, I down by water to Woolwich and Deptford to look after the despatch of the ships, all the way reading Mr Spencer's book of Prodigys, which is most ingeniously writ, both for matter and style.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

1 Jun 1664

Country:

England

Time

morning
daytime

Place:

city: London
other location: on a boat (water taxi) between London and Woolwich and Deptford

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:

26 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 Spencer

Title:

A discourse containing prodigies; wherein the vanity of presages by them is reprehended, and their true and proper ends asserted and vindicated

Genre:

Other religious, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

2nd edn, 1665

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12109

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1971

Vol:

5

Page:

165

Additional Comments:

co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1971), 5, p. 165, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12109, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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