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Record Number: 14270


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'So home to dinner, and to discourse with my brother upon his translation of my Lord Bacon's "Faber Fortunae" which I gave him to do; and he hath done it but meanly, I am not pleased with it at all - having done it only literally, but without any life at all.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

29 Oct 1666

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at the home of his brother, Samuel Pepys

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:

John Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Feb 1633

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

unbeneficed clergyman

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:

Francis Bacon

Title:

Faber Fortunae

Genre:

Sermon, Conduct books

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)
from his brother, Samuel Pepys


Source Information:

Record ID:

14270

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

7

Page:

346

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1972), 7, p. 346, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14270, accessed: 19 October 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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