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Record Number: 1411


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth to Thomas De Quincey, 1 August 1809: '... I took the pains when I was in Kendal of going to the Book Club to look at the Reviews ... have you seen the Edinburgh Review on Cam[p]bell's Poem [Gertrude of Wyoming]? I know not whther the Extracts brought forward in illustration of the encomiums or the encomiums themselves are more absurd ... '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between Apr 1809 and Aug 1809

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:

Dorothy Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Dec 1771

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:

Thomas Campbell

Title:

Gertrude of Wyoming (extracts)

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Edinburgh Review, April 1809

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1411

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:

365

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. 365, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1411, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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