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Record 14926

Reading Experience:

'Going down I spent reading of the "Five Sermons of Five Several Styles"; worth comparing one with another, but I do think when all is done, that contrary to the design of the book, the Presbyterian style and the Independent are the best of the five for sermons to be preached in; this I do by the best of my present judgement think.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 6 Sep 1668
Country: England
Time: afternoon
Place: city: London
other location: in a boat on the Thames
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: Abraham Wright
Title: Five sermons in five several styles
Genre: Sermon
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1656
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14926  
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: 300
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 9, p. 300,, accessed: 07 July 2020

Additional comments:

His servant may have been reading the text to him. He writes at the end of this diary entry: 'My boy was with me, and read to me all day'



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