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Record 20024

Reading Experience:

'Mrs Barber, whose Name, at her earnest request, I omitted in my first Volume, and who was the Lady I mentioned to have been with me, at my first interview with the Dean at Dr [italics] Delany [end italics]'s Seat, was at this time writing a volume of Poems, some of which I fancy might, at this Day, be seen in the Cheesemongers, Chandlers, Pastry-Cooks, and Second-hand Booksellers Shops: however, dull as they were, they certainly would have been much worse, but that Doctor [italics] Delany [end italics] frequently held what he called a [italics] Senatus Consultum [end italics], to correct these undigested Materials.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: From: 30 Nov 1729
Country: Ireland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Dublin
specific address: Dr Delany's house
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: n/a
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: Mary Barber
Title: [Poems]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: published 1734
Provenance: read in situ
read at Dr delany's house


Source Information:

Record ID: 20024  
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: 283
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 283,, accessed: 17 June 2024

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709



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