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Record Number: 14853


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Only, here I met with a fourth "Advice to the painter", upon the coming in of the Dutch to the River and end of the war, that made my heart ake to read, it being too sharp and so true.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

16 Sep 1667

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: at dinner time
daytime

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at the house of Mrs Pierce

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:

Clerk of the Acts, Admiralty

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:

Andrew Marvell

Title:

Directions to a painter for describing our naval business ... by an unknown author

Genre:

Politics, satire

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

14853

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

8

Page:

439

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 8, p. 439, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14853, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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