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Record Number: 19931


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I wandered through the Cloysters, reading the Inscriptions till it grew duskish. I hastened to the great Gate, but was infinitely shocked to find I was locked in to the solitary Mansions of the Dead'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

From: 16 Sep 1744

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Westminster Abbey

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:

[inscriptions]

Genre:

inscriptions

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Graffito

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read on monuments in Westminster Abbey


Source Information:

Record ID:

19931

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:

216

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 216, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19931, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709.

   
   
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