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Record 12047

Reading Experience:

'There parted in the street with them, and I to my Lord's; but he not being within, took Coach, and being directed by sight of bills upon the walls, did go to Shoe lane to see a Cocke-fighting at a new pit there - a sport I was never at in my life...'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 21 Dec 1663
Country: England
Time: afternoon: after dinner
Place: city: London
other location: in the street
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: [n/a]
Title: [bill advertising cockfight]
Genre: Sport / Leisure, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement, Broadsheet, Poster
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 12047  
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: 427
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 4, p. 427,, accessed: 02 June 2020

Additional comments:



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