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Record Number: 14898


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'and so home to read a little more in last night's book with much sport, it being a foolish book.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

19 Mar 1668

Country:

England

Time

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:

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:

Duchess of Newcastle

Title:

The life of the thrice noble, high and puissant prince, William Cavendishe, Duke ... of Newcastle .. written by the thrice noble, illustrious and excellent princess, Duchess of Newcastle, his wife

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

14898

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

9

Page:

124

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 9, p. 124, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14898, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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