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Record 19856

Reading Experience:

'We supp'd at the Dean's, and I had been reading out, by his Command, some of his prosaic Work; he was pleased to say I acquitted myself so well, that I should have a Glass of his best Wine, and sent Mr [italics] Pilkington [end italics] to the Cellar for it'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: From: 1 Jan 1734
Country: Ireland
Time: evening: after supper
Place: city: Dublin
specific address: Deanery House
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
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Matthew Pilkington and Swift
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Jonathan Swift
Title: [prose works]
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism, History, Politics
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 19856  
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: 48
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 48,, accessed: 13 April 2024

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709



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