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Record 14948

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Thence with W. Penn home, and there to get my people to read and to supper and so to bed.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 14 Oct 1668
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: at home
   
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:

Listener: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)
Perhaps William Penn, and other members of Pepys's household.
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 14948  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 8
  Page: 329
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 8, p. 329, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=14948, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:

Unsure who is reading to Pepys this evening, could be his wife or his male servant, and it is also unclear whether William Penn also stayed to listen to the reading.

 

 

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