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Record 2967

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Tuesday 23 March 1802: 'He [William Wordsworth] is now reading Ben Jonson ... It is about 10 o'clock, a quiet night. The fire flutters, and the watch ticks. I hear nothing else save the breathing of my Beloved, and he now and then pushes his book forward, and turns over a leaf.'
Century:
Date: 23 Mar 1802
Country: England
Time: night
Place: specific address: Dove Cottage, Grasmere
   
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: Ben Jonson
Title: unknown
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 2967  
Source - Print  
  Author: Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Helen Darbishire
  Title: Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1958
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 138
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Dorothy Wordsworth, Helen Darbishire (ed.), Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth (London, 1958), p. 138, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=2967, accessed: 21 November 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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