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Record Number: 19916


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I had the good Fortune to divert him [Lord Galway] with my comical stuff so well that he left me a Task, which was, to translate a [italics] French Chanson a boire [end italics].'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1742 and 31 Dec 1748

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: St James's area

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

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[a French drinking song]

Genre:

Poetry, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
left by Lord Galway at her lodgings


Source Information:

Record ID:

19916

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:

186

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 186, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19916, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709. Reading in order to translate.

   
   
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