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Record 14234

Reading Experience:

'I left them there and walked to Deptford, reading in Wallsinghams "manuall", a very good book.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 11 Jun 1666
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
other location: walking to 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 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: Sir Francis Walsingham
Title: Arcana aulica, or, Walsingham's manual of prudential maxims for the states-man and courtier : to which is added Fragmenta regalia, or, Observations on Queen Elizabeth, her times and favorites
Genre: Biography, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1652
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14234  
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: 161
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1972), 7, p. 161,, accessed: 12 August 2020

Additional comments:

Originally attributed as an original work to Sir Francis Walsingham, the treatise is in fact a translation by his distant cousin Edward Walsingham of part two of Eustache de Refuge's "Trait? des Cours" (1617) which first appeared in English in 1652.



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