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Record 19926

Reading Experience:

[having been given some money by Samuel Richardson] 'I really was confunded, till, recollecting that I had read [italics] Pamela [end italics], and been told it was written by one Mr [italics] Richardson [end italics], I asked him whether he was not the Author of it? He said, he was the Editor: I told him, my Surprize was now over, as I found he had only given to the incomparable [italics] Pamela [end italics] the Virtues of his own worthy Heart'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 30 Jun 1743
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 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: Samuel Richardson
Title: Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19926  
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: 209
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 209,, accessed: 25 July 2024

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709



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