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Record 12282

Reading Experience:

'have you read the Story of China written by a Portuguese, Fernando Mendez Pinto I think his name is . . . tis as diverting a book of the kinde as ever I read, and is handsomly written.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: Between 1 Feb 1654 and 28 Feb 1654
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Bedfordshire
specific address: Chicksands Priory
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:Dorothy Osborne
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1627
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Anglican
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: Fernao Mendes Pinto
Title: Peregrinacao
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Letter
Publication details: first published in 1614, Osborne may have read it in French, 1628 or 1645
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12282  
Source - Print  
  Author: Dorothy Osborne
  Editor: Kenneth Parker
  Title: Letters to Sir William Temple
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 184
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Dorothy Osborne, Kenneth Parker (ed.), Letters to Sir William Temple (London, 1987), p. 184,, accessed: 24 January 2022

Additional comments:



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