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Record Number: 1853


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On 29 Nov. 1805, D[orothy] W[ordsworth] told Lady Beaumont: "I am reading Rosco's Leo the tenth - I have only got through the first Chapter which I find exceedingly interesting. The whole Book can scarcely be so interesting to me."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

29 Nov 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:

William Roscoe

Title:

The Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth

Genre:

History, Biography, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

4 vols; Liverpool, 1805

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1853

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:

180-81

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (1995), p. 180-81, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1853, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

quotation from Ernest De Selincourt, ed., The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years, 1787-1805 (1967) 652.

   
   
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