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Record 14887

Reading Experience:

'Thence homeward by coach, and stopped at Martins my bookseller, where I saw the French book which I did think to have had for my wife to translate, called "L'escholle de Filles", but when I came to look into it, it is the most bawdy, lewd book that I ever saw, rather worse than "putana errante" - so that I was ashamed of reading in it'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 13 Jan 1668
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: London
other location: at his bookseller's
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: 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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Michel Millot
Title: L'escolle des filles, ou La philosophie des dames, divis?e en deux dialogues
Genre: pornography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 14887  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 9
  Page: 21-22
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 9, p. 21-22,, accessed: 12 August 2020

Additional comments:

co-author of text: Jean L'Ange



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