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Record 12020

Reading Experience:

'To church again; and so home to my wife and with her read "Iter boreale", a poem made just at the King's coming home but I never read it before, and now like it pretty well but not so as it was cried up.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 23 Aug 1663
Country: England
Time: evening: after church and before supper
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)
Perhaps his wife, Elizabeth Pepys, was a listener, or they may have taken it in turns to read to each other?
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [Robert] [Wild]
Title: Iter boreale
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12020  
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: 285
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 4, p. 285,, accessed: 12 August 2020

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