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Accessed on 2019/11/20 00:01:56

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Ireland
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Pilkington, Laetitia
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Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington
Related place
Ireland
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Dunciad

Reading experience
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ukred-19843

Evidence

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Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/76100
Accessed on 2019/11/20 00:01:56

Related place
Ireland
Related people
Pilkington, Laetitia
Related text or manuscript
Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington
Related place
Ireland
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