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Record Number: 1000


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"As [S. T. Coleridge] recalled in the Friend, 'I had [when composing The Three Graves in 1798] been reading Bryan Edwards's account of the effects of the Oby Witchcraft on the Negroes in the West Indies, and Hearne's deeply interesting Anecdotes of similar workings on the imagination of the Copper Indians ...'"

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1798 and 31 Dec 1798

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:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

21 Oct 1772

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Bryan Edwards

Title:

The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies

Genre:

History, Geography / Travel, Astrology / alchemy / occult

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

2 vols, 1793-94

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1000

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:

52

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 52, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1000, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 92 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799.

   
   
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