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Record Number: 1742


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Lamb to Mrs Morgan and Charlotte Brant, 22 May 1815: 'Godwin has just published a new book ... Wordsworth has just now looked into it and found these words "All modern poetry is nothing but the old, genuine poetry , new [vam]ped, and delivered to us at second, or twentieth hand." In great wrath he took a pencil and wrote in the margin "That is false, William Godwin. Signed William Wordsworth."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

22 May 1815

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:

William Godwin

Title:

Lives of Edward and John Philips, Nephews and Pupils of Milton

Genre:

History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1815

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1742

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:

94

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 94, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1742, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

From entry 180 (ii)in Wu (1995); quotation from Edwin W. Marrs, Jr., ed., The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb (3 vols., 1975-78) 3:161.

   
   
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