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Record 14236

Reading Experience:

'So to the Custome-house; and there with great threats got a couple [watermen] to carry me down to Deptford, all the way reading "Pompey the Great" (a play translated from French by several notable persons; among other my Lord Buckehurst); but to me is a mean play, and the words and sense not very extraordinary.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 23 Jun 1666
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
other location: in a water taxi on the way 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: Corneille
Title: Pompee: Pompey the Great, a tragedy. As it was acted by the servants of His Royal Highness the Duke of York. Translated out of French by certain Persons of Honour
Genre: Drama, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1664. Translated by Lord Buckhurst, Edmund Walker, Sir Charles Sedley, Edward Filmer and Sidney Godolphin
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14236  
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: 176
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1972), 7, p. 176,, accessed: 02 June 2020

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