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Record Number: 1509


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 11 November 1814: 'Your anecdote of Tom [?Thomas Clarkson] that he sate up all night reading William's poem gave me as much pleasure as anything I have heard of the effect produced by it ... It speaks highly in favour of Tom's feeling and enthusiasm that he was so wrought upon.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1814 and 31 Dec 1814

Country:

England

Time

n/anight

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:

Tom ?Clarkson

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

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:

William Wordsworth

Title:

?Excursion, The

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1814

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1509

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:

166

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. 166, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1509, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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