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Record 14851

Reading Experience:

'and then my wife and I to my chamber, where through the badness of my eyes she was forced to read to me, which she doth very well; and was Mr Boyle's discourse upon the Style of the Scripture, which is a very fine piece.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 15 Sep 1667
Country: England
Time: evening: before bed
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: at home, in bedroom
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Elizabeth Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 23 Oct 1640
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: wife of Clerk of the Acts, Admiralty
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
her husband, Samuel Pepys
Additional comments: wife of Samuel Pepys


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Boyle
Title: Some considerations touching the style of the Holy Scriptures
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1663 edition (first published 1661)
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14851  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 8
  Page: 438
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 8, p. 438,, accessed: 11 August 2020

Additional comments:



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