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Record 19913

Reading Experience:

'No sooner did the Doctor percieve [sic] that I knew [italics] Mark Anthony [end italics] from [italics] Julius Caesar [end italics], and [italics] Brutus [end italics] from both, but he related a great Part of [italics] Roman[end italics] History to me, even from the first [italics] Punic [end italics] War to the Death of [italics] Julius [end italics]. My Readers may venture to believe it was not new to me, who had from my Childhood been, if I may use the Word, a perfect Devourer of Books; and I found them both sweet to the Palate, and nourishing Food to the Mind.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1740
Country: England or Ireland
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, divorced; poet
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: England or Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [books on Roman History]
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book, Pamphlet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19913  
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: 173
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 173,, accessed: 25 July 2024

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709



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