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Record Number: 1395


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Robert Southey to William Taylor, April 1799: '[Amos Cottle] was in a hurry, and wanted northern learning, but seemed to have no idea of knowing how or where to look for it. The "Edda" [with facing Icelandic and Latin texts] fell into his hands and delighted him. His brother [Joseph], who knows no language but English, wanted to read it, and he had begun a prose translation, when I advised him to versify it ... '

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

unknown

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:

Amos Cottle

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1768

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

poet and translator

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

Edda Soemundar hinns Froda

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

1787

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1395

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:

179

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 179, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1395, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in Appendix VI of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799. Quote from J.W. Robberds, ed., A Memoir of the LIfe and Writings of the Late William Taylor of Norwich (2 vols, 1843) 1:246.

   
   
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