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Record 1744

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'On 7 Aug. 1805 the Wordsworths told Lady Beaumont that "We have just read a poem called the Sabbath written by a very good man in a truly christian spirit ... "'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Aug 1805 and 7 Aug 1805
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:

Reading Group:Wordsworth Family
Age Unknown
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Various
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: James Grahame
Title: Sabbath, The
Genre: Other religious, Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: Edinburgh, 1804
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1744  
Source - Print  
  Author: Duncan Wu
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 95
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 95, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1744, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 185 (i) of Wu (1995); quotation from Ernest De Selincourt, ed., The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years, 1787-1805 (1967) 617.

 

 

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