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Record 11729

Reading Experience:

'...which makes me remember my father Osborne's rule for a gentleman, to spare in all things rather than in that.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: Between 1 Jan 1658 and 19 Oct 1661
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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 Unknown
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, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Francis Osborne
Title: Advice to a son
Genre: Conduct books
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1658
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11729  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 199
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 2, p. 199,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:

Quote indicates book read by this time, and listed by editor as one of Pepys's favourite books



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