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Record Number: 1869


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Duncan Wu identifies poem transcribed in Wordsworth Commonplace Book and opening 'Sweet scented flow'r! who'rt wont to bloom / On January's front severe ... ' as Henry Kirke White, "To the herb Rosemary".

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Feb 1804 and 28 Feb 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:

Reading Group:

Wordsworth Family

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Various

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:

Henry Kirke White

Title:

To the Herb Rosemary

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: UnknownUnknown

Publication Details

1803

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1869

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:

241

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 241, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1869, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 424 (i) of Wu (1995), which conjectures possible date of transcription as c.21 Feb 1804 and suggests Henry Kirke White, Clifton Grove: A Sketch in Verse, with Other Poems (1803) and Southey's review of this in The Annual Review 2 (1803) 552-54 (in which poem reproduced) as possible sources.

   
   
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