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Record 20021

Reading Experience:

'I think I have scarce ever read Two better Lines than Mr POPE's Epitaph on this Prince of Philosophers [Newton; she then quotes the lines] His Inscription on Sir [italics] Godfrey Kneller's [end italics] Monument is as remarkably bad as this is excellent. [She quotes 8 lines] And bad as it is, 'tis but a lean Translation from the [italics] Italian [end italics], an enervate Language, well adapted to the soft Warblers of it, but incapable of manly Strength, Dignity or Grace.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 29 Jul 1750
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alexander Pope
Title: On the Death of Mr Crashaw
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20021  
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: 272
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 272,, accessed: 03 July 2022

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709



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