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Record 12140

Reading Experience:

'Going out of the gate, an ordinary woman prayed me to give her room to London; which I did, but spoke not to her all the way, but read as long as I could see my book again.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 26 Oct 1664
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
other location: in coach on return to London
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: John Herne
Title: The law of charitable uses, wherein the statute of 43. Eliz. chap. 4 is set forth and explained; with directions how to sue out and prosecute commissions grounded upon that statute
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: first published 1660; 2nd edn 1663
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 12140  
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: 307
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1971), 5, p. 307,, accessed: 26 May 2020

Additional comments:

records purchase of this book 'for the office' on 19 October 1664 Pepys does not mention having another book with him, so I presume he carried on reading this one.



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