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Record Number: 1390


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On the inside cover of D[ove] C[ottage] MS 2, in use during 1786-7, a faint pencil inscription survives from c.1786: "Non hoc ista sibi tempus spectacula," from Virgil, Aeneid vi 37. In The Death of the Starling several pages later, we find the epigraph, "Sunt lacrimae rerum" ... from Aeneid i.462.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1786 and 31 Dec 1787

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:

Virgil

Title:

Aeneid

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1390

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:

140

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 140, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1390, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 249 (i) of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799.

   
   
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