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Record Number: 1637


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Wiliam Wordsworth to Daniel Stuart, 22 June 1817: 'By the bye, it was not till this morning that I read the case of Stuart versus Lovell. What a miscreant - If I had been upon the Jury, and had found that man possessed property that would bear the damages I should have fixed upon ?700 the precise sum which he accused you of embezzling ... '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

22 Jun 1817

Country:

England

Time

morning

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:

Title:

case of Stuart versus Lovell

Genre:

Politics, Law

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

1817

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1637

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:

388

Additional Comments:

n/a

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. 388, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1637, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

P.388 n.2 in source notes that Stuart had been charged with embezzling ?7,000 from the Reform Society, and that Wordsworth must mean ?7,000, rather than ?700.

   
   
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