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Record Number: 1702


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry Crabb Robinson on Wordsworth's reading of Henry Brougham's review of Byron, Hours of Idleness: 'I was sitting with Charles Lamb when Wordsworth came in, with fume on his countenance, and the Edinburgh Review in his hand. "I have no patience with these reviewers," he said, "here is a young man, a lord, and a minor ... and these fellows attack him, as if no one may write poetry unless he lives in a garret."'

Century:

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1808 and 31 Dec 1808

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London

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:

Henry Brougham

Title:

review of Byron, Hours of Idleness

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

In Edinburgh Review, January 1808

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1702

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:

29

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 29, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1702, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

From entry 57 in Wu (1995); quotation from Thomas Sadler, ed., Diary Reminiscences and Correspondence of Henry Crabb Robinson (3 vols, 1869) 3:488.

   
   
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