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Record 3679

Reading Experience:

"Here Swan showed us a ballat to the tune of Mardike, which was the most incomparably writ in a printed hand; which I borrowed, but the song proved silly and so I did not write it out."
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 4 Feb 1660
Country: England
Time: n/a
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 royal 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:

Title: [ballad]
Genre: Poetry, ballad
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 3679  
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: 40
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The Diary of Samuel Pepys (Berkeley, California, 1971), p. 40,, accessed: 12 August 2020

Additional comments:



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