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Record 12249

Reading Experience:

'We spent most of the morning talking, and reading of "The Seige of Rhodes", which is certainly (the more I read it I think so) the best poem that ever was wrote.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 1 Oct 1665
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: London
other location: on board the Bezan (ship)
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive 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)
Captain Cockes
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Sir William Davenant
Title: The Seige of Rhodes
Genre: Drama, Poetry, opera
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1663
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 12249  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: 6
  Page: 247
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1971), 6, p. 247,, accessed: 07 July 2020

Additional comments:



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