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Record Number: 14996


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'and I spent all afternoon with my wife and W. Battelier talking and then making them read, and perticularly made an end of Mr Boyl's book of Formes, which I am glad to have over; and then fell to read a French discourse which he hath brought over with him for me, to invite the people of France to apply themselfs to Navigacion; which it doth do very well, and is certainly their interest, and what will undo us in a few years if the King of France goes on to fit up his Navy and encrease it and his trade, as he hath begun.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

30 Jan 1669

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

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):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

William Battelier

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Samuel Pepys and Elizabeth Pepys


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

Le commerce honourable ou Considerations Politiques OR Relation de l'establissement de la Compagnie Fran?oise pour le commerce des Indes Orientales

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

the first published in Nantes, 1646, the second published in Paris, 1666

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14996

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:

431-432

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 8, p. 431-432, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14996, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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