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Record 1207

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'W[illia]m [Wordsworth] has read most of Mr Clarkson's book and has been much pleased, but he complains of the second volume being exceedingly disfigured by perpetual use of the word tract.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jun 1806 and 31 Jul 1806
Country: England
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:William Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 Apr 1770
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Clarkson
Title: Portraiture of Quakerism as taken from a View of the Moral Education, Descriptions, Peculiar Customs, Religious Principles, Political and Civil OEconomy and Character of the Society of Friends.
Genre: Other religious, Social Science, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 3 volumes, London, 1806.
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1207  
Source - Print  
  Author: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Ernest De Selincourt
  Title: The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. The Middle Years, Part I: 1806-1811
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1969
  Vol: 1
  Page: 62
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. The Middle Years, Part I: 1806-1811 (Oxford, 1969), 1, p. 62, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1207, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:

From Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 23 July 1806. For details of book see p.18 n.2.

 

 

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