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Record 11939

Reading Experience:

'Thence to the Temple and sat there till one a-clock, reading at Playford's in Dr Ushers "Body of Divinity" his discourse of the Scripture; which is as much, I believe, as is anywhere said by any man, but yet there is room to cavill, if a man would use no faith to the tradition of the Church in which he is born; which I think to be as good as any argument as most is brought for many things, and it may be for that, among others.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 8 May 1663
Country: England
Time: morning
afternoon: until 1pm
Place: city: London
specific address: Temple
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: James Ussher
Title: A body of divinitie
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1645
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11939  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 4
  Page: 127
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 4, p. 127,, accessed: 26 May 2020

Additional comments:



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