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Record Number: 12019


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'and so we went to boat again and then down to the bridge and there tried to find a sister of Mrs Morrices, but she was not within neither, and so we went through bridge and I carried them on board the King's pleasure-boat - all the way reading in a book of Receipts of making fine meats and sweetmeats; among others, one "To make my own sweet water" - which made us good sport.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

11 Aug 1663

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: after dinner
daytime

Place:

city: London
other location: in the King's pleasure-boat, The Mary, on the Thames between London and Greenwich

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

Pepys may have been reading this aloud to others in the boat, but unsure


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown - recipes]

Genre:

Cookery

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12019

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:

273

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 4, p. 273, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12019, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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