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Record Number: 12020


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'To church again; and so home to my wife and with her read "Iter boreale", a poem made just at the King's coming home but I never read it before, and now like it pretty well but not so as it was cried up.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

23 Aug 1663

Country:

England

Time

evening: after church and before supper

Place:

city: London
specific address: Seething Lane
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:

Admiralty, Clerk of the Acts

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Perhaps his wife, Elizabeth Pepys, was a listener, or they may have taken it in turns to read to each other?


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[Robert] [Wild]

Title:

Iter boreale

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12020

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

4

Page:

285

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 4, p. 285, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12020, accessed: 18 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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