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Record Number: 19947


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Indeed it were to wished that either this learned and excellent Divine [Dr Delany], or some other of equal Abilities, if such may be found, would oblige the World with a new translation of the [italics] Old Testament [end italics], since, as we now have it, it seems filled with Incongruities, Indecencies, and shocking Absurdities, such as the Holy Spirit could never have dictated, [italics] whose Body is light, and whose Shadow Truth'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1748

Country:

n/a

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:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Old Testament

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

19947

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:

234-5

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 234-5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19947, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709.

   
   
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