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Record 11616

Reading Experience:

'Back I went by Mr Downing's order, and stayed there till 12 a-clock in expectation of one to come to read some writings; but he came not, so I stayed all alone reading the answer of the Dutch Embassador to our state, in answer to the reasons of my Lord's coming home which he gave for his coming, and did labour herein to contradict my Lord's arguments for his coming home.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 19 Jan 1660
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
other location: Whitehall?
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: Naval officer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11616  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 1
  Page: 23
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 1, p. 23,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:



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