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Record Number: 3679


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Here Swan showed us a ballat to the tune of Mardike, which was the most incomparably writ in a printed hand; which I borrowed, but the song proved silly and so I did not write it out."

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

4 Feb 1660

Country:

England

Time

n/a

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 royal 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:

Title:

[ballad]

Genre:

Poetry, ballad

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

3679

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:

40

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The Diary of Samuel Pepys, (Berkeley, California, 1971), p. 40, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3679, accessed: 02 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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