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Record Number: 20076


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'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

n/a


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, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20076, accessed: 18 May 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709

   
   
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