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Record Number: 1763


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In a letter to D[orothy] W[ordsworth] of 10 March 1801, J[ohn] W[ordsworth] added that "Mr Lewis's poem [The Felon] is the most funny one I ever read ... "'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1801 and 10 Mar 1801

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:

John Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1772

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

naval officer

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:

M. G. Lewis

Title:

Felon, The

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1763

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:

134-35

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 134-35, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1763, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 254 (ii) of Wu (1995); quotation from Carl H. Ketcham, ed., The Letters of John Wordsworth (1969) 104.

   
   
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