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Record 11684

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'So soon as word was brought me that Mr Coventry was come with the barge to the Tower, I went to him and find him reading of the psalmes in short-hand (which he is now busy about); and had good sport about the long marks that are made there for sentences in Divinity, which he is never like to make use of.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 15 Apr 1661
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: Tower of 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:Sir William Coventry
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Secretary to Lord High Admiral
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Cross
Title: Sternhold and Hopkins Psalms
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: engraved in the short-hand system of Jeremiah Rich
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 11684  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 76
  Additional comments: co-editor Willam Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 2, p. 76, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=11684, accessed: 22 May 2019

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