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Record Number: 2925


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Thursday 11 February, 1802: 'We made up a good fire after dinner, and William brought his Mattress out, and lay down on the floor. I read to him the life of Ben Jonson, and some short poems of his, which were too interesting for him, and would not let him go to sleep. I had begun with Fletcher, but he was too dull for me.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

11 Feb 1802

Country:

England

Time

daytime

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:

Reader:

Dorothy Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Dec 1771

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

William Wordsworth


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

Life of Ben Jonson

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2925

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:

115

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Dorothy Wordsworth, Helen Darbishire (ed.), Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth (London, 1958), p. 115, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2925, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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