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Record Number: 5435


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"I stayed for the night in Derby, visiting its various printing offices in search of a job, but without success, and, hugging the shore of the river Derwent, made for Matlock on the following morn. I had read the whole of Wordsworth's Sonnets and, penniless as I was, I enjoyed the journey."

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

unknown

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:

John Bedford Leno

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Chartist printer

Religion:

n/a

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:

Sonnets

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5435

Source:

Print

Author:

John Bedford Leno

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Aftermath: with Autobiography of the Author, John Bedford Leno

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1892

Vol:

n/a

Page:

33

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Bedford Leno, The Aftermath: with Autobiography of the Author, John Bedford Leno (London, 1892), p. 33, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5435, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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