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Record 19887

Reading Experience:

'as he [Mr Worsdale] was not willing that either of us shou'd believe him incapable of Writing, he used to shew Mr [italics] Pilkington[end italics]'s Work to me, and swear it was his own, and in return, he, with the same modest Assurance, presented mine to him, but we were too well acquainted with each other's Stile to be deceiv'd'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 31 Dec 1737 and 7 Feb 1738
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
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: Matthew Pilkington
Title: [poems claimed by James Worsdale as his own]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 19887  
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: 101
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Mempirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 101,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709



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