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Record Number: 19913


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'No sooner did the Doctor percieve [sic] that I knew [italics] Mark Anthony [end italics] from [italics] Julius Caesar [end italics], and [italics] Brutus [end italics] from both, but he related a great Part of [italics] Roman[end italics] History to me, even from the first [italics] Punic [end italics] War to the Death of [italics] Julius [end italics]. My Readers may venture to believe it was not new to me, who had from my Childhood been, if I may use the Word, a perfect Devourer of Books; and I found them both sweet to the Palate, and nourishing Food to the Mind.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1740

Country:

England or Ireland

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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, divorced; poet

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

England or Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[books on Roman History]

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Pamphlet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19913

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:

173

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 173, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19913, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709

   
   
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