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Record 14269

Reading Experience:

'And by coach home, where I spent the evening in reading Stillingfleetes defence of the Archbishop, that part about Purgatory, a point I had never considered before what was said for it or against it. And though I do believe we are in the right, yet I do not see any great matter in this book.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 21 Oct 1666
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: at home
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: Edward Stillingfleet
Title: A rational account of the grounds of Protestant religion
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1665
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14269  
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: 336
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1972), 7, p. 336,, accessed: 25 September 2023

Additional comments:



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