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Record Number: 1544


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

William Wordsworth to John Scott, 25 February 1816, on own and contemporaries' endeavours to celebrate victory at Waterloo in verse: 'Southey is a Fellow labourer. I have seen but little of his performance, but that little gave me great pleasure.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1815 and 28 Feb 1816

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:

Robert Southey

Title:

[Poet's Pilgrimage to Waterloo, The]

Genre:

Poetry, Geography / Travel, Politics

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1544

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:

282

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. 282, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1544, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Southey's work on Waterloo published 1816; not clear whether Wordsworth has seen it in print or MS.

   
   
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