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Record Number: 1209


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have been reading Fox's Book of Martyrs - not straight forward; but choice parts, it is a very interesting Book The account of the deaths of Ridley and Latimer (especially the latter) is most affecting and impressive. There are some very sweet passages in them, yet I do not think the whole of such merit that they ought to have been published.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1806 and 30 Nov 1806

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:

Dorothy Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Dec 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Church of England

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:

John Fox

Title:

Book of Martyrs

Genre:

Other religious, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1209

Source:

Print

Author:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Editor:

Ernest De Selincourt

Title:

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. The Middle Years, Part I: 1806-1811

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1969

Vol:

1

Page:

100-01

Additional Comments:

Letter from Dorothy Wordsworth to Lady Beaumont, 15 November 1806.

Citation:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. The Middle Years, Part I: 1806-1811 (Oxford, 1969), 1, p. 100-01, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1209, accessed: 04 December 2022


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