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Record 11850

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'at night my wife read "Sir H. Vanes trial" to me, which she begun last night, and I find it a very excellent thing, worth reading, and him to have been a very wise man.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 10 Feb 1663
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
specific address: Seething Lane
location in dwelling: at home
   
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:Elizabeth Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Oct 1640
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: wife of 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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: The tryal of Sir Henry Vane, Kt., at the Kings Bench, Westminster, June the 2nd and 6th, 1662, together with what he intended to have spoken the day of his sentence (June 11) for arrest of judgment...
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: 1662
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 11850  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 4
  Page: 40
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 4, p. 40, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=11850, accessed: 28 February 2024

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