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Record 11797

Reading Experience:

'Then we fell to reading of a book which I saw the other day at my Lord Sandwichs, entended for the late King, finely bound up - a treatise concerning the benefit the Hollanders make of our fishing; but whereas I expected great matters from it, I find it a very impertinent book; and though some things good, yet so full of tautologys that we were weary of it.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 6 Oct 1662
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
other location: boat, from London to Woolwich
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: Tobias Gentleman
Title: Englands way to win wealth... with a true relation of the inestimable wealth that is yearely taken out of His Majesties seas by the Hollanders
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1614, copy specially bound for presentation to Charles I
Provenance: borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 11797  
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: 214
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 3, p. 214,, accessed: 21 May 2024

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