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Record Number: 1743


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Prelude MS W contains a fair copy of a verse translation of the tale of the travellers and the angel from Gower's Confessio Amantis ii 291-364 in D[orothy] W[ordsworth]'s hand, entitled "Tale Imitated from Gower - Friend and Contemporary of Chaucer" ... It was not apparently copied from a printed source.'

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:

Dorothy Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Dec 1771

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:

unknown

Title:

Tale Imitated from Gower

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1743

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:

95

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 95, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1743, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 183 of Wu (1995), where it is also conjectured that Mary Lamb may have been author of the Gower imitation.

   
   
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