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Record 11941

Reading Experience:

'And so walk and by water to White-hall, all our way by water, both coming and going, reading a little book said to be writ by a person of Quality concerning English Gentry to be preferred before Titular honours; but the most silly nonsense, no sense nor grammar, yet in as good words that I ever saw in all my life, that from beginning to end you meet not with one entire and regular sentence.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 22 May 1663
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
other location: in a boat (taxi) on the Thames
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: [unknown]
Title: A vindication of the degree of gentry in opposition to titular honours, and the humour of riches being the measure of honours. Done by a person of quality
Genre: Heraldry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1662
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11941  
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: 151
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 4, p. 151,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:



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