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Record Number: 1220


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

William Wordsworth to Walter Scott: 'In passing through Penrith I had an opportunity of seeing his [Francis Jeffrey's] last Review [of Wordsworth's Poems on Two Volumes, in the Edinburgh Review]. I had before skimmed over, some time ago, what he had written in the article on [Southey's] Thalaba [in Oct. 1802] ... '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1802 and 30 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:

Title:

Edinburgh Review

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Oct. 1802; Oct. 1807.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1220

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:

191

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. 191, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1220, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

From William Wordsworth to Walter Scott, 18 January 1808; see also Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 28 December 1807 (p.185), which mentions Mary Wordsworth as having also seen the October 1807 Edinburgh Review at Penrith.

   
   
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