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Record 12035

Reading Experience:

'And so I home to dinner, and thence abroad to Pauls churchyard and there looked upon the second part of "Hudibras", which I buy not but borrow to read, to see if it be as good as the first, which the world cries so mightily up; though it hath not a good liking in me, though I had tried by twice or three times reading to bring myself to think it witty.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 28 Nov 1663
Country: England
Time: afternoon: after dinner
Place: city: London
specific address: St Paul's Churchyard
other location: book seller
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 1663
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: Samuel Butler
Title: Hudibras
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Part two, November 1663
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 12035  
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: 400
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 4, p. 400,, accessed: 14 July 2020

Additional comments:

Looked over the book before borrowing it, later he buys it (10 December 1663)



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