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Record 11801

Reading Experience:

'So I made Gosnell [sing] and we sat up, looking over the book of Dances till 12 at night, not observing how the time went; and so to prayers and to bed.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 8 Dec 1662
Country: England
Time: evening: until 12am
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, workmates)
read with maid Gosnell?
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Playford
Title: Dancing Master OR English Dancing Master
Genre: Sport / Leisure
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 'Dancing Master' possibly 1652 edn; 'English Dancing Master' 1651 edn
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11801  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 3
  Page: 278
  Additional comments: co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 3, p. 278,, accessed: 12 August 2020

Additional comments:



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