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Record Number: 1514


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies, 22 December 1814: 'When your Letter arrived I was in the act of reading to Mrs W[ordsworth] your Exile, which pleased me more, I think, than anything that I have read of yours ... I was particularly charmed with the seventeenth stanza, first part ... which I shall often repeat to myself ... '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1814 and 31 Dec 1814

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Rudal Mount, nr Ambleside, Cumbria

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

Mary Wordsworth (reader's wife)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

R. P. Gillies

Title:

Exile, The

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In Childe Alarique, a poet's reverie with other poems (1813)

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1514

Source:

Print

Author:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Editor:

Ernest De Selincourt

Title:

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

179

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 179, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1514, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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