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Record 1774

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'W[ordsworth] was reading Michaelangelo's sonnets with a view to translating them from Dec 1804; his work on them proceeded ... throughout 1805-06, and apparentlly less intensively in 1807.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1804 and 31 Dec 1807
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: Michaelangelo
Title: [sonnets]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1774  
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: 145
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 145, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1774, accessed: 18 November 2019

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 282 of Wu (1995).

 

 

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