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Record 14773

Reading Experience:

'and so with very much pleasure down to Gravesend, all the way with extraordinary content reading of Boyl's "Hydrostatickes", which the more I read and understand, the more I admire as a most excellent piece of philosophy.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 24 Jul 1667
Country: England
Time: afternoon: after 5pm
Place: city: London
other location: in a boat on the Thames between London and Gravesend
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 Child (0-17)
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: Robert Boyle
Title: Hydrostatical Paradoxes
Genre: Philosophy, Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1666
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14773  
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: 351
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1974), 8, p. 351,, accessed: 11 August 2020

Additional comments:



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