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Record Number: 19946


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Indeed if I had printed all the poetry that has been sent to me for that Purpose, since I came to this Kingdom, it would have proved as odd a Medley as any thing ever yet exhiited to publick View; I suppose everyone who fancied they had Wit, had a Mind to see how it would look in print, but I must beg to be excused; though the learned Mr [italics] Timothy Ticle Picker [end italics] pressed very hard for a place, it would be a strong Proof of my Vanity to insert his anti-sublime compliments to me'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1748

Country:

Ireland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Dublin

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:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[poetry by various correspondents]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

19946

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:

231-2

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 231-2, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19946, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709.

   
   
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