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Record Number: 12240


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'and so we set out for Chatham - in my way overtaking some company, wherein was a lady, very pretty, riding single, her husband in company with her. We fell into talk, and I read a copy of verses which her husband showed me, and he discommended but the lady commended; and I read them so as to make the husband turn to commend them.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

3 Aug 1665

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

other location: on horseback, while riding to Chatham

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:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

26 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

lady and her husband he met along the way


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[copy of verses]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

12240

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1971

Vol:

6

Page:

182

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1971), 6, p. 182, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12240, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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