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Record Number: 1219


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson: 'You had been strangely misinformed of the nature of the Edinburgh Review of William [Wordsworth]'s poems [ie his Poems in Two Volumes, 1807]. Luckily Lloyd takes it in, therefore I have seen it. W[illia]m and M[ary Wordsworth] chanced to see it at Penrith ... the review is ... plainly so spiteful, that it can do no harm with any wise or feeling mind; and for me, I have not laughed so heartily this long time as I did at the reading of it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 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:

Dorothy Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Dec 1771

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:

Edinburgh Review

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Oct. 1807

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

1219

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:

185-86

Additional Comments:

n/a

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. 185-86, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1219, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

From Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 28 December 1807; see also p.191.

   
   
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