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Record 12109

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'He gone, I down by water to Woolwich and Deptford to look after the despatch of the ships, all the way reading Mr Spencer's book of Prodigys, which is most ingeniously writ, both for matter and style.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 1 Jun 1664
Country: England
Time: morning
daytime
Place: city: London
other location: on a boat (water taxi) between London and Woolwich and Deptford
   
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 26 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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John Spencer
Title: A discourse containing prodigies; wherein the vanity of presages by them is reprehended, and their true and proper ends asserted and vindicated
Genre: Other religious, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2nd edn, 1665
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12109  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: 5
  Page: 165
  Additional comments: co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1971), 5, p. 165, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12109, accessed: 22 November 2019

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