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Record 14772

Reading Experience:

'and so the women and W. Hewer and I walked upon the Downes, where a flock of sheep was, and the most pleasant and innocent sight that ever I saw in my life; we find a shepheard and his little boy reading, far from any houses or sight of people, the Bible to him. So I made the boy read to me, which he did with the forced Tone that children do usually read, that was mighty pretty; and then I did give him something and went to the father and talked with him; and I find he had been a servant in my Cosen Pepy's house, and told me what was become of their old servants.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 14 Jul 1667
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: near Epsom
county: Surrey
other location: in the fields
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (agricultural)
Occupation: son of a shepherd
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
his father (a shepherd), Samuel Pepys, Will Hewer, and 'the women' (probably including Pepys's wife, Elizabeth Pepys)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14772  
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: 338
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1974), 8, p. 338,, accessed: 24 February 2020

Additional comments:



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