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Record 3676

Reading Experience:

"Back I went by Mr. Downing's order, and stayed there til 12 o'clock in expectation of one to come to read some writings, but he came not, so I stayed all alone reading the answer of the Dutch ambassador to our State, in which answer to the reasons of my lord's coming home which he gave for his coming, and did labour herein to contradict my Lord's arguments for his coming home."
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 19 Jan 1660
Country: England
Time: afternoon
Place: city: London
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: Member of Parliament and naval administrator
Religion: Christian
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: Dutch Ambassador
Title: [a speech]
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 3676  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The Diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: Berkeley, California
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 23
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The Diary of Samuel Pepys (Berkeley, California, 1971), p. 23,, accessed: 02 June 2020

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