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Record Number: 2862


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Saturday 23 August 1800: '[after walk to Ambleside] Did not reach home till 7 o'clock -- mended stockings and Wm. read Peter Bell. He read us the poem of Joanna, beside the Rothay by the roadside.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

23 Aug 1800

Country:

England

Time

daytime

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

Dorothy Wordsworth


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Wordsworth

Title:

To Joanna

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

2862

Source:

Print

Author:

Dorothy Wordsworth

Editor:

Helen Darbishire

Title:

Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1958

Vol:

n/a

Page:

48

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Dorothy Wordsworth, Helen Darbishire (ed.), Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth (London, 1958), p. 48, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2862, accessed: 27 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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