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Record Number: 1239


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I ... found Miss [Sara] Hutchinson reading Coleridge's Christabel to Johnny [Wordsworth] - She was tired, so I read the greater part of it: he was excessively interested especially with the first part ... '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

1 May 1809

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Allan Bank, Grasmere
location in dwelling: "down stairs"

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:

Sara Hutchinson and Dorothy Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

various

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

John Wordsworth (aged around 6)


Additional Comments:

Dorothy Wordsworth takes over reading from Sara Hutchinson



Text Being Read:

Author:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Title:

Christabel

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1239

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:

324

Additional Comments:

From Dorothy Wordsworth to Thomas De Quincey, i May [1809].

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. 324, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1239, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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