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Record Number: 19833


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'chiefly was I charm'd and ravish'd with the Sweets of Poetry; all my Hours were dedicated to the Muses; and from a Reader, i quickly became a Writer'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

From: 31 Dec 1713

Country:

Ireland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Dublin

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Laetitia van Lewen

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1708

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

doctor's daughter

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Ireland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

later Laetitia Pilkington



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[poetry]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
supplied by her father


Source Information:

Record ID:

19833

Source:

Print

Author:

Laetitia Pilkington

Editor:

A.C. Elias

Title:

Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington

Place of Publication:

Athens GA

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

I

Page:

13

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 13, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19833, accessed: 05 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of birth either 1708 or 1709

   
   
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