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Record Number: 1734


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On the recto of a fragment of W[ordsworth]'s Prospectus to The Recluse [Dove Cottage MS 24], there appear the following lines: "That noble Chaucer, in those former times, That first enrich'd our English with his rhimes, And was the first of ours that ever brake Into the Muses' treasure, and first spake In weighty numbr, devlving in the mine Of perfect knowledge."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Michael Drayton

Title:

Elegy to my dearly loved Friend, Henry Reynolds, Esq. of Poets and Poesy

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1734

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:

77

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 77, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1734, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

From entry 142 (ii) in Wu (1995); Wu suggests Anderson, British Poets 3:548 as likely source.

   
   
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