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Record Number: 1861


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On 18 April 1807, C[oleridge] told Sotheby: "I read yesterday in a large company, where W. Wordsworth was present, about 150 lines of your Saul, respecting your country, Nelson, & the admirable transition to the main subject, which follows it - and it was delightful to me, to observe that the enthusiasm which had given animation & depth to my own tones, manifested itself with at least equal strength in the faces & voices of all the auditors."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

17 Apr 1807

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:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

21 Oct 1772

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

William Wordsworth


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Sotheby

Title:

Saul, a Poem

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

1807

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1861

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:

195-96

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 195-96, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1861, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 363 (ii) of Wu (1995); quotation from E. L. Griggs, ed., The Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (6 vols, 1956-71) 3:11.

   
   
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