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Record Number: 23895


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There is nothing in nature that you may not get a quotation out of Wordsworth to suit, and a quotation too that breathes the very soul of poetry. There are only three books in the world that are worth the opening in search of mottos and quotations, and all of them are alike rich. These are, the Old Testament, Shakspeare, and the poetical works of Wordsworth, and, strange to say, the "Excursion" abounds most in them'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 21 Nov 1835

Country:

Scotland

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:

James Hogg

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Jan 1770

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

shepherd turned author

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Wordsworth

Title:

[poems]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23895

Source:

Print

Author:

James Hogg

Editor:

Gillian Hughes

Title:

Altrive Tales

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

2003

Vol:

Collected Works 13

Page:

69

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Altrive Tales (Edinburgh, 2003), Collected Works 13, p. 69, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23895, accessed: 22 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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