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Record Number: 15027


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'in the evening, my wife and I all alone, with the boy, by water up as high as Putney almost with the tide, and back again, neither staying, going nor coming; but talking and singing, and reading a foolish copy of verses up[on] my Lord Mayors entertaining of all the Bachelors, designed in praise to my Lord Mayor.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

11 May 1669

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
other location: in a boat on the River Thames

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Elizabeth Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

23 Oct 1640

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

wife of 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

Samuel Pepys, her husband, and his male servant


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Wild

Title:

Upon the rebuilding the city ... the Lord Mayor and the noble company of bachelors dining with him, May 5th, 1669

Genre:

Poetry, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15027

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

8

Page:

552

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 8, p. 552, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15027, accessed: 18 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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