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Record 11792

Reading Experience:

'...and so took boat again and got to London before them. All the way, coming and going, reading in "The Wallflower" with great pleasure.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 30 May 1662
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
other location: boat
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: Admiralty, 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: Thomas Bayly
Title: Herba Parietis or The wall-flower, as it grew out of the stone chamber belonging to Newgate, being a history which is partly true, partly romantick, morally devine, whereby a marriage between reality and fancy is solemnized by divinity
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1650
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11792  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 3
  Page: 96
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 3, p. 96,, accessed: 13 July 2024

Additional comments:



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