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Record Number: 1232


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth writes to Catherine Clarkson on 'Thursday Evening December 8th [1808]': 'Mr. De Quincey ... is beside me, quietly turning over the leaves of a Greek book ... '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

8 Dec 1808

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

specific address: Allan Bank
location in dwelling: Dining-room

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:

Thomas De Quincey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Aug 1785

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Christian

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:

unknown

Title:

[Greek book]

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: BookUnknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1232

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:

283

Additional Comments:

From Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 8 December [1808].

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. 283, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1232, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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