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Record Number: 1515


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies, 22 December 1814: 'I have read the Ruminator, and I fear that I do not like it quite as much as you would wish. It wants depth and strength, yet it is pleasingly and elegantly written, and contains everywhere the sentiments of a liberal spirit.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1814 and 31 Dec 1814

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:

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

R. P. Gillies

Title:

The Ruminator

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1813

Provenance

borrowed (other)
Sent by Gillies


Source Information:

Record ID:

1515

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=1515, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

"The Ruminator" is by R.P. Gillies and Sir Egerton Brydges.

   
   
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