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Record Number: 1636


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read your Poem. I like it better than any of the preceding ones.'

Century:

Date:

Between Jun 1817 and Jun 1817

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:

Oswald, A Metrical Tale

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry, Y

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1817

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1636

Source:

Print

Author:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Editor:

Ernest De Selincourt

Title:

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The MIddle Years (1812-1820)

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

384

Additional Comments:

Wiliam Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies, 8 June 1817

Citation:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The MIddle Years (1812-1820) (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 384, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1636, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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