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Record Number: 1755


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Wordsworth's] first mention of ... [Francis Jeffrey, review of Robert Southey, Thalaba, in the Edinburgh Review 1 (Oct 1802)] comes in a letter of Jan. 1804 to [John] Thelwall ... "That review of Thalaba I never read entirely, having only seen it in a Country Bookseller's shop, who would not permit me to cut open the Leaves, as he only had it upon trial."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1802 and 31 Dec 1804

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:

Francis Jeffrey

Title:

review of Thalaba

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

In Edinburgh Review 1 (Oct. 1802) 63-83

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

1755

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:

116-17

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 116-17, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1755, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 228 (i) of Wu (1995); quotation from Ernest De Selincourt, ed., The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years, 1787-1805 (1967) 432.

   
   
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