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Record Number: 14382


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am very well pleased this night with reading a poem I brought home with me last night from Westminster hall, of Driden's upon the present war - a very good poem.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

2 Feb 1667

Country:

England

Time

evening: before bed

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at home

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:

Admirality, 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:

John Dryden

Title:

Annus Mirabilis: the year of wonders, 1666; an historical poem

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

1667 (licensed for publication on 21 January 1667)

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14382

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

8

Page:

40

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1974), 8, p. 40, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14382, accessed: 23 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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