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Record Number: 14240


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Then with Creed, and read over with him the Narrative of the late [fight], which he makes a very poor thing of, as endeed it is, and speaks most slightingly of that whole matter.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

31 Jul 1666

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: after dinner
evening

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:

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 Creed

Title:

The victory over the fleet of the States General ... in the late engagement begun the 25 of July inst., as it came from His Highness Prince Rupert and His Grace the Duke of Albemarle

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

14240

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:

229

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1972), 7, p. 229, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14240, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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