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Record 14901

Reading Experience:

'But Lord, to see among the young commanders and Tho Killigrew and others that came, how unlike a burial this was, Obrian taking out some ballets from his pocket, which I read and the rest came about me to hear; and there very merry we were all, they being new ballets.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 15 May 1668
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: Lorimers Hall, Mooregate
other location: at a funeral
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:Samuel Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Feb 1633
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Clerk of the Acts, Admiralty
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Lord Brouncker, Commissioner of the Navy, and other naval officers
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [street ballads]
Genre: Poetry, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Broadsheet, Handbill
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 14901  
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: 200
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 9, p. 200,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:



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