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Record 19946

Reading Experience:

'Indeed if I had printed all the poetry that has been sent to me for that Purpose, since I came to this Kingdom, it would have proved as odd a Medley as any thing ever yet exhiited to publick View; I suppose everyone who fancied they had Wit, had a Mind to see how it would look in print, but I must beg to be excused; though the learned Mr [italics] Timothy Ticle Picker [end italics] pressed very hard for a place, it would be a strong Proof of my Vanity to insert his anti-sublime compliments to me'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1748
Country: Ireland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Dublin
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: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [poetry by various correspondents]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 19946  
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: 231-2
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 231-2,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709.



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