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Record Number: 14234


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I left them there and walked to Deptford, reading in Wallsinghams "manuall", a very good book.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

11 Jun 1666

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
other location: walking to 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:

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 Francis Walsingham

Title:

Arcana aulica, or, Walsingham's manual of prudential maxims for the states-man and courtier : to which is added Fragmenta regalia, or, Observations on Queen Elizabeth, her times and favorites

Genre:

Biography, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1652

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14234

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:

161

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1972), 7, p. 161, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14234, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

Originally attributed as an original work to Sir Francis Walsingham, the treatise is in fact a translation by his distant cousin Edward Walsingham of part two of Eustache de Refuge's "Trait? des Cours" (1617) which first appeared in English in 1652.

   
   
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