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Record 19846

Reading Experience:

[reported speech of Jonathan Swift] 'In the first Place, Mr [italics] Pilkington [end italics], she had the Insolence this Morning, not only to desire to read the Writings of the most celebrated Genius's of the Age, in which I indulged her; but she must also, forsooth, pretend to praise or censure them as if she knew something of the matter; indeed her Remarks were not much amiss, considering they were guess Work; but this Letter here of Mr [italics] Pope[end italics]'s she has absolutely condemned. Read it' (he did so)'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: From: 30 Nov 1729
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:Matthew Pilkington
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1701
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: clergyman
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alexander Pope
Title: [letter to Swift]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read at Swift's Deanery


Source Information:

Record ID: 19846  
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: 37
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 37,, accessed: 29 June 2022

Additional comments:



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