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Record 12240

Reading Experience:

'and so we set out for Chatham - in my way overtaking some company, wherein was a lady, very pretty, riding single, her husband in company with her. We fell into talk, and I read a copy of verses which her husband showed me, and he discommended but the lady commended; and I read them so as to make the husband turn to commend them.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 3 Aug 1665
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: other location: on horseback, while riding to Chatham
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Samuel Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 26 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)
lady and her husband he met along the way
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [copy of verses]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 12240  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: 6
  Page: 182
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1971), 6, p. 182,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:



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