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Record Number: 19846


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[reported speech of Jonathan Swift] 'In the first Place, Mr [italics] Pilkington [end italics], she had the Insolence this Morning, not only to desire to read the Writings of the most celebrated Genius's of the Age, in which I indulged her; but she must also, forsooth, pretend to praise or censure them as if she knew something of the matter; indeed her Remarks were not much amiss, considering they were guess Work; but this Letter here of Mr [italics] Pope[end italics]'s she has absolutely condemned. Read it' (he did so)'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

From: 30 Nov 1729

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:

Matthew Pilkington

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1701

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

clergyman

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alexander Pope

Title:

[letter to Swift]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read at Swift's Deanery


Source Information:

Record ID:

19846

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:

37

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 37, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19846, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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