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Record Number: 1850


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"On 20 July 1804 W[ordsworth] wrote to Sir George Beaumont: "'A few days ago I received from Mr Southey your very acceptable present of Sir Joshua Reynolds works, which with the life I have nearly read through. Several of the discourses I had read before though never regularly together: they have very much added to the high opinion which I before entertained of Sir Joshua Reynolds.' "W[ordsworth]'s first comprehensive reading of Reynolds' works can be dated to four or five days in the middle of July 1804. He had, of course, referred to the Discourses in the 1798 Advertisement to Lyrical Ballads."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

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:

n/a

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:

Sir Joshua Reynolds

Title:

Discourses

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1850

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

175-76

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (1995), p. 175-76, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1850, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

quotation from Ernest De Selincourt, ed., The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years, 1787-1805 (1967) 490-01.

   
   
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