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Record 1390

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'On the inside cover of D[ove] C[ottage] MS 2, in use during 1786-7, a faint pencil inscription survives from c.1786: "Non hoc ista sibi tempus spectacula," from Virgil, Aeneid vi 37. In The Death of the Starling several pages later, we find the epigraph, "Sunt lacrimae rerum" ... from Aeneid i.462.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1786 and 31 Dec 1787
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: Virgil
Title: Aeneid
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1390  
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: 140
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 140, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1390, accessed: 18 November 2019

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 249 (i) of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799.

 

 

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