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Record 12019

Reading Experience:

'and so we went to boat again and then down to the bridge and there tried to find a sister of Mrs Morrices, but she was not within neither, and so we went through bridge and I carried them on board the King's pleasure-boat - all the way reading in a book of Receipts of making fine meats and sweetmeats; among others, one "To make my own sweet water" - which made us good sport.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 11 Aug 1663
Country: England
Time: afternoon: after dinner
Place: city: London
other location: in the King's pleasure-boat, The Mary, on the Thames between London and Greenwich
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)
Pepys may have been reading this aloud to others in the boat, but unsure
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown - recipes]
Genre: Cookery
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12019  
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: 273
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 4, p. 273,, accessed: 29 February 2024

Additional comments:



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