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Record Number: 1102


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Late in life, W[ordsworth] remembered that he discovered Ovid before Virgil: 'Before I read Virgil I was so strongly attached to Ovid, whose Metamorphoses I read at school, that I was in quite a passion, whenever I found him, in books of criticism, placed below Virgil.'"

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

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:

Child (0-17)

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:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Ovid

Title:

Metamorphoses

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1102

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:

108-09

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 108-09, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1102, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 193 (i) of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799.

   
   
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