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Record 14996

Reading Experience:

'and I spent all afternoon with my wife and W. Battelier talking and then making them read, and perticularly made an end of Mr Boyl's book of Formes, which I am glad to have over; and then fell to read a French discourse which he hath brought over with him for me, to invite the people of France to apply themselfs to Navigacion; which it doth do very well, and is certainly their interest, and what will undo us in a few years if the King of France goes on to fit up his Navy and encrease it and his trade, as he hath begun.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 30 Jan 1669
Country: England
Time: afternoon
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:William Battelier
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: unknown
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Samuel Pepys and Elizabeth Pepys
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: Le commerce honourable ou Considerations Politiques OR Relation de l'establissement de la Compagnie Fran?oise pour le commerce des Indes Orientales
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: the first published in Nantes, 1646, the second published in Paris, 1666
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14996  
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: 431-432
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 8, p. 431-432,, accessed: 28 February 2024

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