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Record Number: 1776


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'During his stay with the Beaumonts at Coleorton, 30 Oct. to 2 Nov. 1806, W[ordsworth] gave several readings from Paradise Lost - including Book I and Book VI, lines 767-84. Beaumont wrote to W[ordsworth] on 6 Nov., recalling "that sublime passage in Milton you read the other night ... where he describes ... the Messiah's ... coming as shining afar off ..."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 30 Oct 1806 and 2 Nov 1806

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive 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

Sir George Beaumont


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Milton

Title:

Paradise Lost

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1776

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:

147

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 147, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1776, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 283 (viii) of Wu (1995).

   
   
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