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Record Number: 1764


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Wordsworth to Hazlitt, 5 March 1804: "I was sorry to see from the Papers that your Friend poor Fawcett was dead; not so much that he was dead but to think of the manner in which he had sent himself off before his time.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1804 and 5 Mar 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:

Title:

[newspapers]

Genre:

Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1764

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:

137

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 137, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1764, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 254 (ii) of Wu (1995); quotation from Ernest De Selincourt, ed., The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years, 1787-1805 (1967) 447.

   
   
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