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Record Number: 1001


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"As [S. T. Coleridge] recalled in the Friend [ii 89], '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:

Samuel Hearne

Title:

A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean, Undertaken ... for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, etc. in the Years 1769-1772

Genre:

Geography / Travel, Astrology / alchemy / occult

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1795

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1001

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; 72

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 52; 72, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1001, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entries 92 and 127 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799.

   
   
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