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Record 14095

Reading Experience:

'And so to the Chapel and there saw, among other things, Sir H. Wottons stone, with this Epitaph - "Hic Jacet primus hujus Sententiae Author. Disputandi pruritus fit ecclesiae scabies." But unfortunately, the word "Author" was wrong writ, and now so basely altered, that it disgraces the stone.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 26 Feb 1666
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: Eaton
specific address: The Chapel at Eaton College
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: [epitaph on memorial stone]
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Manuscript: Graffito
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 14095  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: 7
  Page: 60
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1972), 7, p. 60,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:



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