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Record 19833

Reading Experience:

'chiefly was I charm'd and ravish'd with the Sweets of Poetry; all my Hours were dedicated to the Muses; and from a Reader, i quickly became a Writer'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: From: 31 Dec 1713
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 van Lewen
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1708
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: doctor's daughter
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: later Laetitia Pilkington


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [poetry]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
supplied by her father


Source Information:

Record ID: 19833  
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: 13
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 13,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

Date of birth either 1708 or 1709



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