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Record 14094

Reading Experience:

'To the hall, and there find the boy's verses "De peste"; it being their custom to make verses at Shrovetide. I read several, and very good they were, and better I think then ever I made when I was a boy - and in rolls as long and longer than the whole hall by much.' Editor's note: 'The "Bacchus verses": compositions by the upper forms, hung up from the hooks which may still be seen on either side of the hall.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 26 Feb 1666
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: Eaton
specific address: The Hall at Eaton College
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: [boys in the upper forms at Eaton]
Title: De pests [Bacchus verses]
Genre: Other religious, Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 14094  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: 7
  Page: 59-60
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1972), 7, p. 59-60,, accessed: 26 May 2020

Additional comments:



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