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Record 19927

Reading Experience:

'As my dear Mr [italics] Cibber [end italics] had made me a present of fifty of his last Answer to Mr [italics] Pope [end italics], I sat down to read it, and found it so full of Spirit, and Humour, that just as it had thrown me into a hearty fit of Laughing, a Clergyman entered, who asked me, what had I got new?' [LP was by now running a print and pamphlet shop]
Century: 1700-1799
Date: From: 1 Jan 1743
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: her shop, possibly in St James's
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: Colley Cibber
Title: Egotist, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Pamphlet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 19927  
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: 210
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 210,, accessed: 16 April 2024

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709. LP was by now running a print and pamphlet shop.



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