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Record 19903

Reading Experience:

'I was going to proceed, when Mr [italics] Cibber [end italics] interrupted me; I was, said he, at the Duke of [italics] Richmond[end italics]'s last Summer, when his Daughter, a most accomplished young Lady, and a very early Riser, sat reading in a beautiful Portico, about Six in the Morning; I accosted the fair Creature, and asked her the Subject of her Contemplation? So in a most elegant, and agreeable Stile, she related to me Part of a very entertaining Novel, she held in her Hand, and, I believe, in better words than the Author wrote it.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1748
Country: England
Time: morning: six o' clock
Place: other location: garden, in a portico
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:Emilia, Lady Lennox
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1731
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Duke of Richmond's daughter
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19903  
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: 159
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 159,, accessed: 21 February 2024

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