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Record Number: 3676


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Back I went by Mr. Downing's order, and stayed there til 12 o'clock in expectation of one to come to read some writings, but he came not, so I stayed all alone reading the answer of the Dutch ambassador to our State, in which answer to the reasons of my lord's coming home which he gave for his coming, and did labour herein to contradict my Lord's arguments for his coming home."

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

19 Jan 1660

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: London

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:

Member of Parliament and naval administrator

Religion:

Christian

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:

Dutch Ambassador

Title:

[a speech]

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

3676

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

Berkeley, California

Date of Publication:

1971

Vol:

n/a

Page:

23

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The Diary of Samuel Pepys, (Berkeley, California, 1971), p. 23, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3676, accessed: 02 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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