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Record Number: 11941


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'And so walk and by water to White-hall, all our way by water, both coming and going, reading a little book said to be writ by a person of Quality concerning English Gentry to be preferred before Titular honours; but the most silly nonsense, no sense nor grammar, yet in as good words that I ever saw in all my life, that from beginning to end you meet not with one entire and regular sentence.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

22 May 1663

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
other location: in a boat (taxi) 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:

Admiralty, Clerk of the Acts

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

A vindication of the degree of gentry in opposition to titular honours, and the humour of riches being the measure of honours. Done by a person of quality

Genre:

Heraldry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1662

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11941

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

4

Page:

151

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 4, p. 151, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11941, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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