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Record Number: 1233


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth describes to Thomas De Quincey how she and her brother William received a letter from him: "Yesterday morning my brother and I walked to Rydale, and he ... sate upon a stump at the foot of the hill while I went up to Ann Nicholson's, and there I found your letter ... I opened the letter in Ann's house just to see if all were well with you, and I then hastened with my prize to William, and sat down beside him to read the letter, and truly a feast it was for us ... "

Century:

Date:

Between 6 Mar 1809 and 6 Mar 1809

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

other location: Rydale, Cumbria

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:

Reading Group:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Age:

n/a

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writers

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 De Quincey

Title:

letter

Genre:

letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1233

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:

291

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. 291, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1233, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

From Dorothy Wordsworth to Thomas De Quincey, [7 March 1809].

   
   
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