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Record Number: 14755


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Being weary and almost blind with writing and reading so much today, I took boat at the Old Swan, and there up the River all alone, as high as Puttny almost; and then back again, all the way reading and finishing Mr Boyle's book of Colours, which is so Chymicall that I can understand but little of it, but understand enough to see that he is a most excellent man.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

2 Jun 1667

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: after dinner
daytime

Place:

city: London
other location: in a boat on the Thames

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:

Robert Boyle

Title:

Experiments and considerations touching colours

Genre:

Science, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1664, first edition

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14755

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:

247

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1974), 8, p. 247, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14755, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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