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Record 14902

Reading Experience:

'and so home, and made my boy read to me part of Dr Wilkins's new book of the " Character", and so to bed.' (Book purchased 15 May)
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 17 May 1668
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: at the home of Samuel Pepys
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: anon
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Servant
Occupation: servant in Samuel Pepys's household
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Samuel Pepys
Additional comments: servant of Samuel Pepys


Text Being Read:

Author: John Wilkins
Title: An essay towards a real character, and a philosophical language
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1668
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14902  
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: 202
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 9, p. 202,, accessed: 18 April 2024

Additional comments:



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