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Record Number: 1666


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth to Joanna Hutchinson, 5 September 1819: 'We have been very comfortable and without the least bustle until last night when before the Gentlemen had left the dining room our loquacious Friend Mr Myers arrived half tipsy. He produced a letter he had received from Mr Crump and his own answer to it, four sides of a folio sheet which he deputed Mr Monkhouse to read to the gentlemen, and his own comments upon it were loud and long, with stamping and gestures ... '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

4 Sep 1819

Country:

England

Time

n/anight

Place:

specific address: Rydal Mount, nr Ambleside

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:

Thomas Monkhouse

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

freeholder

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

John Myers Dorothy Wordsworth (reader's cousin) "two Mr Jacksons" Mr Gee


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

J. G. Crump

Title:

n/a

Genre:

private correspondence

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter, Sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
belonged to John Myers


Source Information:

Record ID:

1666

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:

554-55

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. 554-55, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1666, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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