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Record Number: 1383


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As W[ordsworth] recalled in the Fenwick Note to We are Seven ... his reading of Shelvocke's Voyages inspired the killing of the albatross in C[oleridge]'s Ancient Mariner. W[ordsworth] dates this reading "a day or two before" the walking tour to Lynton - which would make it c.11-12 November 1797.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 11 Nov 1797 and 12 Nov 1797

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:

George Shelvocke

Title:

Voyage Round the World by the Way of the Great South Sea, Performed in the Years 1719-1722

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1726

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1383

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

126

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 126, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1383, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 224 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799.

   
   
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