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Record 12061

Reading Experience:

'calling at St Pauls churchyard and there looked upon a pretty Burlesque poem called "Scarronides, or Virgile Travesty" - extraordinary good.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 2 Mar 1664
Country: England
Time: morning: before dinner
Place: city: London
specific address: St Paul's churchyard
other location: bookseller's shop
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: Charles Cotton
Title: Scarronides, or Virgile Travesty
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: licensed 2 March 1664
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 12061  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 5
  Page: 72
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 5, p. 72,, accessed: 08 June 2023

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