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Record 14897

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Thence home; and there, in favour to my eyes, stayed at home reading the ridiculous history of my Lord Newcastle, wrote by his wife, which shows her to be a mad, conceited, ridiculous woman, and he an asse to suffer [her] to write what she writes to him and of him. Betty Turner sent my wife the book to read; and it being a fair print, to ease my eyes, which would be reading, I read that.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 18 Mar 1668
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: at home
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Duchess of Newcastle
Title: The life of the thrice noble, high and puissant prince, William Cavendishe, Duke ... of Newcastle .. written by the thrice noble, illustrious and excellent princess, Duchess of Newcastle, his wife
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 14897  
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: 123
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 9, p. 123, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=14897, accessed: 18 August 2019

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