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Record Number: 1006


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"W[ordsworth]'s note to Descriptive Sketches 428 reads: 'These summer hamlets are probably (as I have seen observed by a critic in the Gentleman's Magazine) what Virgil alludes to in the expression 'Castella in tumulis.'"

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1789 and 1792

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:

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Gentleman's Magazine

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

vol 59 (1789)

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1006

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:

62

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 62, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1006, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 112 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799, which continues: "W[ordsworth] refers to a dispute over the word 'castella' as used by Virgil (Georgics iii 475) conducted in the Gentleman's Magazine from April to Dec. 1789 between two correspondents, 'THW ' and 'BLA'."

   
   
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