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Record 14937

Reading Experience:

'And so to dinner alone, having since church-time heard my boy read over Dryden's reply to Sir R Howard's answer about his "Essay of Poesy" - and a letter in answer to that, the last whereof is mighty silly in behalf of Howard.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 20 Sep 1668
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: at the home of Samuel Pepys
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: anon
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Servant
Occupation: servant in the household of Samuel Pepys
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Samuel Pepys
Additional comments: servant to Samuel Pepys


Text Being Read:

Author: John Dryden
Title: A defence of an essay
Genre: Drama, Essays / Criticism, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1668
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14937  
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: 311
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 8, p. 311,, accessed: 06 July 2020

Additional comments:



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