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Record Number: 1852


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Robert Southey on "The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson" in letter to C. W. Williams Wynn, 27 November 1804: "Richardson's correspondence I should think worse than anything of any celebrity that ever was published ... The few letters of Klopstock's Wife must be excepted from this censure: they are ... very affecting; indeed the notice of her death, coming ... after that sweet letter in which she dwells upon her hopes of happiness from that child whose birth destroyed her, came upon me like an electric shock."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 01 Jan 1804 and 27 Nov 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:

Robert Southey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Aug 1774

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:

Samuel Richardson

Title:

The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, a selection from the original manuscripts

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Correspondence

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Ed. Anna Laetitia Barbauld; 6 vols, 1804

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1852

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:

176

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (1995), p. 176, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1852, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

quotation from John Wood Warter, ed., Selections from the Letters of Robert Southey (4 vols, 1856) 1: 289.

   
   
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