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Record Number: 14901


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'But Lord, to see among the young commanders and Tho Killigrew and others that came, how unlike a burial this was, Obrian taking out some ballets from his pocket, which I read and the rest came about me to hear; and there very merry we were all, they being new ballets.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

15 May 1668

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: Lorimers Hall, Mooregate
other location: at a funeral

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive 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

Lord Brouncker, Commissioner of the Navy, and other naval officers


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[street ballads]

Genre:

Poetry, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Broadsheet, Handbill

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

14901

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:

200

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 9, p. 200, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14901, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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