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Record 19929

Reading Experience:

[a gentleman in her shop having paid the postage due on a packet from Edinburgh, LP] 'civilly entreated his Permission to peruse my Letter, to which he agreeing, I had not read above ten Lines, when I burst into Tears, so the Gentleman insisted on my laying it aside while he stayed, telling me, I must so far oblige him as to write a Love Letter for him'.
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: Jack Pilkington
Title: [a letter]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 19929  
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: 213
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 213,, accessed: 03 October 2023

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709



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