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Record 20076

Reading Experience:

'my Curiosity led me to read the Letter before I examined the Contents of the Paper [plum cake from Jonathan Swift], which, to the best of my Knowledge, was this: Madam, I send you a Piece of Plumb-cake, which I did intend should be spent at your Christening [LP's baby had just died]; if you have any Objection to the Plumbs, or do not like to eat them, you may return them to, Madam, your sincere Friend and Servant, J. Swift'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 28 Aug 1731 and 20 Sep 1731
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; 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: Jonathan Swift
Title: [a letter]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 20076  
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: 315
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 315,, accessed: 23 April 2024

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709



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