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Record Number: 1777


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'"In reading Lady Mary W Montagu's letters, whi[ch] we have had lately, I continually felt a want - I had not the least affection for her" D[orothy] W[ordsworth] to Lady Beaumont, 11 April 1805).'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1805 and 11 Apr 1805

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:

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Title:

Letters

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1777

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:

150

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 150, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1777, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 286 of Wu (1995); quotation from Ernest De Selincourt, ed., The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years, 1787-1805 (1967) 577. Wu cites James Dallaway,ed., The Works of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Including her Correspondence, Poems and Essays (5 vols, 1803) as likely edition read.

   
   
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