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Record Number: 1697


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Henry Crabb] Robinson recorded on 24 May 1812 that "I read Wordsworth some of Blake's poems; he was pleased with some of them, and considered Blake as having the elements of poetry a thousand times more than either Byron or Scott."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 May 1812 and 31 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:

Henry Crabb Robinson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1762

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Diarist

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

William Wordsworth


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Blake

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1697

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:

24-25

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 24-25, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1697, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

From entry 45 (ii) in Wu (1995); quotation from Edith J. Morley, ed., Henry Crabb Robinson on Books and their Writers (3 vols, 1938) 1:85.

   
   
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