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Record Number: 1519


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies, 14 February 1814, 'Have you read Lucien B[onaparte]' s Epic? I attempted it, but gave in at the 6th Canto, being pressed for time. I shall however recommence the Labor if an opportunity offers. But the three first Stanzas convinced me that L.B. was no poet.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1815 and 14 Feb 1815

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:

Lucien Bonaparte

Title:

Charlemagne, ou L'Eglise Sauvee, poeme epique en 24 chants

Genre:

Other religious, History, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1815 (in English translation)

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1519

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:

198

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. 198, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1519, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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