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Record Number: 1866


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On 13 May 1812 [Henry Crabb] Robinson recorded in his diary: "William Wordsworth was more afraid of the liberal than the methodistic party on the bench of bishops, and read a beautiful passage from Jeremy Taylor on the progress of religious dissensions from his Dissuasive against Popery."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

13 May 1812

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 reactive 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:

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:

Jeremy Taylor

Title:

Dissuasive from Popery to the People of Ireland, A

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

Wu notes Wordsworth's copy 3rd edn of 1664 (though this not necessarily acquired by time of this reading)

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1866

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:

208

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 208, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1866, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 381 (ii) of Wu (1995); quotation from Edith J. Morley, ed., Henry Crabb Robinson on Books and their Writers (3 vols, 1938) 1:83.

   
   
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