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Record 19910

Reading Experience:

'Here entered our kind Host, and brought us a Paper called the [italics] Champion [end italics], in which was a very humorous Piece of Advice to all who went to Court, to wear Shields on their Bums, this was so [italics] Mal a propos [end italics] that it raised our Mirth'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: From: 3 Jun 1740
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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 Male
Date of Birth 1708
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: clergyman's wife, divorced; poet
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: [n/a]
Title: Champion, The
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper, Pamphlet
Publication details: edited by Henry Fielding; June 3rd 1740 issue
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 19910  
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: 171
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 171,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709



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