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Record Number: 1646


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

William Wordsworth to Viscount Lowther, [27 March 1818]: 'I should at this moment determine to go over to Lowther tomorrow, did I not think that I may be more useful to the cause, by remaining at home for the purpose of preparing an answer to a Letter of Mr Clarkson to the Kendal Comm: of Brougham, which will appear in the Chronicle tomorrow; and which I am sure will injure your interests ... The original of the Letter I have seen, but could not procure a copy. - It was shewn me by Mr Crackenthorp [of opposing party interest] with the high-flying expression, "We reckon it as good as 50 votes!"'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1818 and 30 Mar 1818

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:

Thomas Clarkson

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Politics, Open letter to newspaper

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1646

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:

451

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. 451, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1646, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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