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Record Number: 1876


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On 13 May 1812, [Henry Crabb] Robinson asked W[ordsworth] about [John] Wilson's recently-published volume, The Isle of Palms: "He said he had seen only a few". W[ordsworth] added that "Wilson's poems are an attenuation of mine ... "... his letter to M[ary] W[ordsworth] of 23 May ... mentions one of Wilson's poems; "which we had in Mss., to the sleeping Child and which is but an Attenuation of my ode to the Highland Girl."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1809 and 31 Dec 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 in company 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:

John Wilson

Title:

[MS poems]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1876

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:

244

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 244, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1876, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 430 (ii) of Wu (1995); quotations from Edith J. Morley, Henry Crabb Robinson on Books and their Writers (3 vols, 1938) 1: 82, and Alan G. Hill, ed., The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth VIII: A Supplement of New Letters (1993) 91.

   
   
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