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Record Number: 1690


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Copied by William Wordsworth into letter to Lady Beaumont, 12 March 1805: 'From Aristotle's Synopsis of the Virtues and Vices "It is the property of fortitude not to be easily terrified by the dread of things pertaining to death; to possess good confidence in things terrible, & presence of mind in dangers; rather to prefer to be put to death worthily, than to be preserved basely; & to be the cause of victory. Further, it is the property of fortitude to labour and endure, and to make valorous exertion an object of choice. But presence of mind, a well-disposed soul, confidence and boldness are the attendants on fortitude: - and besides these industry and patience."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

12 Mar 1805

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:

Aristotle

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Classics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1690

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:

7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1690, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Wu suggests passage copied from copy made by Dorothy Wordsworth in Wordsworth Commonplace Book.

   
   
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