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Record Number: 14383


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'how[ever], I fell to read a little in Hakewill's "apology", and did satisfy myself mighty fair in the truth of the saying that the world doth not grow old at all, but is in as good condition in all respects as ever it was as to Nature. I continued reading this book with great pleasure till supper'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

3 Feb 1667

Country:

England

Time

afternoon
evening

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at home

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:

Admirality, 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:

Dr George Hakewill

Title:

An apologie or declaration of the power and providence of God in the government of the world

Genre:

Science, Natural history

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

published 1627, but probably the 1635 edition which is in Pepys's library

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14383

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

8

Page:

43

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1974), 8, p. 43, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14383, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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