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Record 11804

Reading Experience:

'It being cold, Mr Lee and [I] did sit all the day, till 3 a-clock, by the fire in the Governors house; I reading a play of Flechers, being "A wife for a month" - wherein no great wit or language.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 19 Dec 1662
Country: England
Time: afternoon
daytime: all the until 3pm
Place: city: London
specific address: Tower of London
location in dwelling: Governor's house, by the fire
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Fletcher
Title: A wife for a month
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1647
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11804  
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: 286
  Additional comments: co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 3, p. 286,, accessed: 07 July 2020

Additional comments:



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