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Record Number: 19924


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[various benefactors including Colley Cibber having helped her, LP is released from the Marshalsea] 'When I read over these Words, [italics] Discharge from your Custody the body of, &c. [end italics], as I was by nine Weeks Confinement, Sickness, and Fasting, rendered quite weak, the joyful Surprize made me faint away several Times, and, indeed, my kind Benefactor had like to have frustrated his own generous Design of preserving me.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1742

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Marshalsea prison

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:

[prison discharge document]

Genre:

Law

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read in the Marshalsea


Source Information:

Record ID:

19924

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:

206

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 206, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19924, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709

   
   
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