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Record 14904

Reading Experience:

'and then made the boy to read to me out of Dr Wilkins his "Real Character", and perticularly about Noah's arke, wherein he doth give a very good account thereof, showing how few the number of the several species of beasts and fowls were that were to be in the arke, and that there was room enough for them and their food and dung; which doth please me mightily - and is much beyond whatever I heard of that subject.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 27 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 to Samuel Pepys


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 14904  
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: 215
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 9, p. 215,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:



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