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Record 14885

Reading Experience:

'Here was mighty good discourse, as there is alway; and among other things, my Lord Crew did turn to a place in the "Life of Sir Ph. Sidny", wrote by Sir Fulke Grevill, which doth fortell the present condition of this nation in relation to the Dutch, to the degree of prophecy; and is so remarkable that I am resolved to buy one of them, it being quite through a good discourse.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 1 Jan 1668
Country: England
Time: afternoon: after dinner
Place: city: London
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:Lord Crew
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Politician
Religion: Presbyterian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Samuel Pepys, John Browne (Clerk of the House of Lords and Crew's brother in law) and John Crew (Crew's second son)
Additional comments: father of Sandwich


Text Being Read:

Author: Sir Fulke Greville
Title: Life of the renowned Sir Phillip Sidney
Genre: History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1652?
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14885  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 9
  Page: 1
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 9, p. 1,, accessed: 04 December 2023

Additional comments:



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