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Record Number: 1217


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We had read his [Thomas Clarkson's] book ... William [Wordsworth] I believe made a few remarks upon paper, but he had not time for much criticism, and in fact having only one perusal of the work he was too much interested.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1807 and 31 Dec 1807

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:

Thomas Clarkson

Title:

History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, The

Genre:

History, Politics, slavery

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1217

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:

161

Additional Comments:

From Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 30 August [1807].

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. 161, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1217, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

See also p. 152 n.3 on Clarkson's work, and the Wordsworths' reading of it in MS.

   
   
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