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Record 14762

Reading Experience:

'and then to my boat again and home, reading and making an end of the book I lately bought, a merry Satyre called "The Visions", translated from Spanish by Le Strange; wherein there are many pretty things, but the translation is, as to the rendering it in English expression, the best that I ever saw, it being impossible almost to conceive that it should be a translation.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 9 Jun 1667
Country: England
Time: afternoon
Place: city: London
other location: in a boat on the Thames
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: Roger L'Estrange [translator]
Title: The visions of Don Francisco de Quevedo
Genre: Fiction, satire
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14762  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: 8
  Page: 256
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1974), 8, p. 256,, accessed: 26 May 2020

Additional comments:



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