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Record Number: 2905


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, about how she spent Saturday, 23 January 1802: '[after walking in cold] O how comfortable and happy we felt ourselves, sitting by our own fire ... We talked about the Lake of Como, read in the Descriptive Sketches, looked about us, and felt that we were happy.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

23 Jan 1802

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

specific address: Dove Cottage, Grasmere

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:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writers

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:

William Wordsworth

Title:

Descriptive Sketches

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

2905

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:

104

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Dorothy Wordsworth, Helen Darbishire (ed.), Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth (London, 1958), p. 104, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2905, accessed: 23 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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