Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 20067


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have had so many amorous Epistles, Odes, Songs, Anacreonticks, Saphics, Lyrics, and Pindaricks, in Praise of my Mind and Person too, sent to me since I came to [italics]Ireland [end italics]; that I believe some Gentlemen, tho' I cannot, have found me out to be a marvelous proper Womaan'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

From: 1 Jan 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:

[poems sent by admirers]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

20067

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:

303

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 303, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20067, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design