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Record Number: 1687


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On 2 May 1812 M[ary] W[ordsworth] wrote to her husband from Hindwell: "I have read the 'Ladies calling' - one of thy books - which pleased me much ... "

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1812 and 2 May 1812

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:

Mary Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

wife of poet

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:

Richard Allestree

Title:

Ladies Calling, The

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1673

Provenance

borrowed (other)
belonged to William Wordsworth


Source Information:

Record ID:

1687

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

3

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1687, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Beth Darlington, ed., The Love Letters of William and Mary Wordsworth (1981).

   
   
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