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Record Number: 19836


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Whether it was owing to her own Desire, or the Envy of those who survived her, I know not; but of her various and beautiful Writings, except one poem of her's in Mrs [italics] Barber [end italics]'s Works; Ii have never seen any published; 'tis true, as her turn was chiefly to philosophical or divine Subjects, they might not be agreeable to the present Taste; yet could her heavenly Muse descend from its sublime height to the easy epistolary Stile, and suit itself to my then gay Disposition' [Pilkington then reproduces two poems by Constantia Grierson]

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1721 and 31 Dec 1725

Country:

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 Van Lewen

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1708

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Doctor's daughter

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

later Laetitia Pilkington



Text Being Read:

Author:

Constantia Grierson

Title:

[poems]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown
some owned, e.g verse epistles


Source Information:

Record ID:

19836

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:

18

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington, (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 18, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19836, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Pilkington was born 1708 or 1709. Grierson was a midwifery pupil of Mr Van Lewen, Laetitia's father.

   
   
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