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Record 19924

Reading Experience:

[various benefactors including Colley Cibber having helped her, LP is released from the Marshalsea] 'When I read over these Words, [italics] Discharge from your Custody the body of, &c. [end italics], as I was by nine Weeks Confinement, Sickness, and Fasting, rendered quite weak, the joyful Surprize made me faint away several Times, and, indeed, my kind Benefactor had like to have frustrated his own generous Design of preserving me.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1742
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Marshalsea prison
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
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [prison discharge document]
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read in the Marshalsea


Source Information:

Record ID: 19924  
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: 206
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 206,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709



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