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Record Number: 19914


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Describing a very ugly woman] 'I think I must for the rest refer my Reader to the Lady's Dressing Room, for [italics] In such a Case few Words are best, and Strephon bids us guess the rest [end italics] I really, till I saw this Wretch, imagined the Dean had only mustered up all the dirty Ideas in the World in one Piece, on Purpose to affront the Fair Sex, as he used humorously to stile old Beggar-women, and Cinder-Pickers.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1748

Country:

England or Ireland

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:

England or Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jonathan Swift

Title:

Lady's Dressing-Room, The

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19914

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:

178

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington, (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 178, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19914, accessed: 16 May 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709

   
   
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