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Record Number: 19856


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We supp'd at the Dean's, and I had been reading out, by his Command, some of his prosaic Work; he was pleased to say I acquitted myself so well, that I should have a Glass of his best Wine, and sent Mr [italics] Pilkington [end italics] to the Cellar for it'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

From: 1 Jan 1734

Country:

Ireland

Time

evening: after supper

Place:

city: Dublin
specific address: Deanery 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

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Ireland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Matthew Pilkington and Swift


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jonathan Swift

Title:

[prose works]

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism, History, Politics

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

19856

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:

48

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington, (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 48, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19856, accessed: 16 May 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709

   
   
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