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Record Number: 1002


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"W[ordsworth] recollected that at Hawkshead ... ' ... I, with the other boys of the same standing, was put upon reading the first six books of Euclid, with the exception of the fifth ...'"

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Hawkshead Grammar School

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:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 Apr 1770

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:

Euclid

Title:

Elements I-IV, VI

Genre:

Mathematics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1002

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:

54

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 54, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1002, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entriy 96 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799, where the record of purchase of "A Euclid" for Wordsworth in Ann Tyson's 1785 account book also noted.

   
   
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