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Record Number: 19838


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Pilkington reproduces her poem 'The Petition of the Birds', written for her fiance] This little poetical Essay met with more Applause than it really merited, on Account of my Youth, and was extremely acceptable to Mr [italics] Pilkington [end italics], who with the Raptures of an enamour'd Bridegroom, read it to every Person whom he thought possesst of Taste or Genius'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1725 and 31 May 1725

Country:

n/a

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:

Matthew Pilkington

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1701

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

clergyman

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

various listeners


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Laetitia Van Lewen

Title:

Petition of the Birds, The

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

19838

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:

22

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington, (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 22, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19838, accessed: 15 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Laetitia Van Lewen was later Mrs Pilkington.

   
   
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