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Record Number: 19903


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was going to proceed, when Mr [italics] Cibber [end italics] interrupted me; I was, said he, at the Duke of [italics] Richmond[end italics]'s last Summer, when his Daughter, a most accomplished young Lady, and a very early Riser, sat reading in a beautiful Portico, about Six in the Morning; I accosted the fair Creature, and asked her the Subject of her Contemplation? So in a most elegant, and agreeable Stile, she related to me Part of a very entertaining Novel, she held in her Hand, and, I believe, in better words than the Author wrote it.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1748

Country:

England

Time

morning: six o' clock

Place:

other location: garden, in a portico

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:

Emilia, Lady Lennox

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1731

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Duke of Richmond's daughter

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19903

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:

159

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 159, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19903, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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