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Record Number: 1665


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

William Wordsworth to Hans Busk, 6 July 1819: 'Dear Sir, Your writings are not to be hurried over; this must plead my excuse for not having thanked you earlier for the "Vestriad"; which, though detained on the road, by a fault of some of Mr Longman's people ... reached me some time since ... I was particularly pleased with the descents into the submarine regions, and the infernal. These two Cantos I liked best ... The serious passages ... will excite a wish in many as they did in me, that you would favour the world with something in downright earnest ... I noticed in your Vestriad with particular pleasure, your flight in the Balloon.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1819 and 6 Jul 1819

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:

Hans Busk

Title:

Vestriad, The

Genre:

Poetry, mock epic

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1819

Provenance

owned
sent by author from publisher


Source Information:

Record ID:

1665

Source:

Print

Author:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Editor:

Ernest De Selincourt

Title:

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years Part Two

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

546-47

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years Part Two (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 546-47, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1665, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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