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Record Number: 12140


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Going out of the gate, an ordinary woman prayed me to give her room to London; which I did, but spoke not to her all the way, but read as long as I could see my book again.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

26 Oct 1664

Country:

England

Time

evening
daytime

Place:

city: London
other location: in coach on return to London

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 Herne

Title:

The law of charitable uses, wherein the statute of 43. Eliz. chap. 4 is set forth and explained; with directions how to sue out and prosecute commissions grounded upon that statute

Genre:

Law

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

first published 1660; 2nd edn 1663

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12140

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:

307

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1971), 5, p. 307, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12140, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

records purchase of this book 'for the office' on 19 October 1664 Pepys does not mention having another book with him, so I presume he carried on reading this one.

   
   
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