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Record Number: 12256


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'He [Evelyn] read to me very much also of his discourse he hath been many years and now is about, about Guardenage; which will be a most noble and pleasant piece. He read me part of a play or two of his making, very good, but not as he conceits them, I think, to be. He showed me his "Hortus hyemalis"; leaves laid up in a book of several plants. kept dry, which preserve Colour however, and look very finely, better than any herball... He read me, though with too much gusto, some little poems of his own, that were not transcendent, yet one or two very pretty Epigrams: among others, of a lady looking in at a grate and being pecked at by an eagle that was there.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

5 Nov 1665

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: after dinner

Place:

city: 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:

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 Evelyn

Title:

Hortus Hyemalis

Genre:

Agriculture / horticulture / husbandry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12256

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1971

Vol:

6

Page:

289-290

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1971), 6, p. 289-290, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12256, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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