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Record Number: 1547


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies (postmarked 9 April 1816): 'Your obliging Present [new book of poems] reached me yesterday ... I read the volume through immediately: and paid particular attention to the parts that were new to me.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 9 Apr 1816 and 15 Apr 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:

R. P. Gillies

Title:

Illustrations of a Poetical Character, in six Tales, with other Poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: BookUnknown

Publication Details

1816

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1547

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:

297

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. 297, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1547, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

p.298 n.1 in source notes that Gillies sent Wordsworth the book before publication.

   
   
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