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Record 19932

Reading Experience:

'Mrs [italics] Haywood [end italics] seems to have dropped her former luscious Stile, and, for Variety, presents us with the insipid: Her [italics] Female Spectators [end italics] are a collection of trite Stories, delivered to us in stale and worn-out Phrases'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: From: 1 Apr 1744
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: Eliza Haywood
Title: Female Spectator, The
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: published April 1744 to May 1746
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19932  
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: 227
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 227,, accessed: 03 October 2023

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709.



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