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Record 19878

Reading Experience:

'in one of the Sermons on Social Duties, published lately by a [italics] real [end italics] Divine, he makes this Observation, That he believes, very few Women have either been so weak, or so wicked, to wrong the Marriage-bed, but when they have been provok'd to it, either by the ill Treatment they receiv'd from their Husbands, or in Revenge to their prior falsehoods. If I have not deliver'd the worthy Author's sentiments with his own Elegance of Style, I am sure he will pardon me, as I only quote from memory, not being mistress of his admirable Works.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: From: 1 Jan 1744
Country: England
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
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Patrick Delany
Title: Fifteen Sermons upon Social Duties
Genre: Sermon
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19878  
Source - Print  
  Author: Laetitia Pilkington
  Editor: A.C. Elias
  Title: Mempirs of Laetitia Pilkington
  Place of Publication: Athens GA
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: I
  Page: 86
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Mempirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 86,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709



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