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Record Number: 1486


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth to William Wordsworth, 23 April 1812: 'Our new Master reads prayers to the Boys every night - John says he does not read so well as Mr Johnson; but about like Mr Sewel, which Mr Sewel Sara reports to be the worst Reader in the world.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1812 and 30 Apr 1812

Country:

England

Time

evening

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:

Bamford

Age:

n/a

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

John Wordsworth; other schoolboys


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Other religious, prayers

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1486

Source:

Print

Author:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Editor:

Ernest De Selincourt

Title:

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811 (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1486, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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