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Record 25219

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 12 November 1797: 'You will be surprized perhaps at hearing that Cowpers poem does not at all please me. you must have heard it in some moment when your mind was predisposed to be pleased, & the first impression has remained. indeed I think it — not above mediocrity — I cannot trace the Author of the Task in one line.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 12 Nov 1797
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:Robert Southey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Aug 1774
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer and lawyer
Religion: n/a
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: William Cowper
Title: poem [unidentified]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25219  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 272. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 29 April 2009. ,

Citation: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 272. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 29 April 2009. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25219, accessed: 26 May 2019

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