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Record Number: 14937


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'And so to dinner alone, having since church-time heard my boy read over Dryden's reply to Sir R Howard's answer about his "Essay of Poesy" - and a letter in answer to that, the last whereof is mighty silly in behalf of Howard.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

20 Sep 1668

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at the home of Samuel Pepys

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:

anon

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Servant

Occupation:

servant in the household of Samuel Pepys

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Samuel Pepys


Additional Comments:

servant to Samuel Pepys



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Dryden

Title:

A defence of an essay

Genre:

Drama, Essays / Criticism, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1668

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14937

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

8

Page:

311

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 8, p. 311, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14937, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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