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Record Number: 12028


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Up and to my office, where all the morning - and part of it Sir J Mennes spent as he doth everything else, like a fool, reading the Anatomy of the body to me, but so sillily as to the making of me understand anything that I was weary of him.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

14 Oct 1663

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London
other location: in Samuel Pepys's office

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:

Sir John Mennes [or Minnes]

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Comptroller of the Navy

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Samuel Pepys


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[anatomy of the body]

Genre:

Science, Medicine

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12028

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:

334

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 4, p. 334, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12028, accessed: 05 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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