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Record Number: 19880


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I own myself very indiscreet in permitting any Man to be at an unseasonable Hour in my Bed-Chamber; but Lovers of Learning will, I am sure, pardon me, as I solemnly declare, it was the attractive Charms of a new Book,which the Gentleman would not lend me, but consented to stay till I read it through, that was the sole Motive of my detaining him' [the incident led to LP being divorced for adultery]

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

From: 31 Dec 1737

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 Pilkington

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1708

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

clergyman's wife

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read in her bedroom while its owner waited


Source Information:

Record ID:

19880

Source:

Print

Author:

Laetitia Pilkington

Editor:

A.C. Elias

Title:

Mempirs of Laetitia Pilkington

Place of Publication:

Athens GA

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

I

Page:

88

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Mempirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 88, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19880, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709

   
   
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