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Record Number: 14216


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'after dinner I and my boy down by water to Redriffe; and thence walked to Mr Evelin's, where I walked in his garden till he came from church, with great pleasure reading Ridlys discourse all my way going and coming, upon the Civill and Ecclesiastical Law.... Thence walked back again, reading; and so took water and home'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

29 Apr 1666

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: after dinner
daytime

Place:

city: London
other location: in a water taxi on the Thames and while walking to the house of John Evelyn

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:

Sir Thomas Ridley

Title:

A view of the civile and ecclesiasticall law

Genre:

Other religious, Law

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

3rd edition, 1662, octavo

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14216

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

7

Page:

112

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1972), 7, p. 112, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14216, accessed: 12 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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