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Record 14390

Reading Experience:

'This day in the barge I took Berchensha's translation of Alsted his "Templum"; but the most ridiculous book, as he hath translated it, that I ever saw in my life; I declaring that I understood not three lines together, from one end of the book to the other.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 4 Mar 1667
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
other location: in water taxi on the Thames
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: Admirality, 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: John Birchensha
Title: Templum Musicum
Genre: Arts / architecture, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1664, a translation of J.H. Alstedt, "Encyclopaedia"
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14390  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: 8
  Page: 96
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1974), 8, p. 96,, accessed: 08 December 2023

Additional comments:



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