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Record 1342

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'In spring 1789 W[ordsworth]translated Horace's Ode to Apollo (Ode I xxxi) with the help of [Christopher] Smart's translation.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1789 and 1 Jun 1789
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: Horace
Title: Works of Horace. Translated into English Prose, for the use of those who are desirous of acquiring or recovering a competent knowledge of the Latin language. By Christopher Smart
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Translated Christopher Smart. 2 vols, Dublin, 1772
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1342  
Source - Print  
  Author: Duncan Wu
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1993
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 76
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 76, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1342, accessed: 13 November 2019

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 136 (iii) of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799.

 

 

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