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Record Number: 6873


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?Joe was never tired of expatiating on the beauties and grandeur of Wordsworth, and my lack of responsiveness must have occasionally surprised him. When he selected some of the shorter poems ? "The Daffodils", "The Highland Girl", "The Solitary Reaper" and other gems ? and invited me to read them aloud, Joe?s quick ear soon detected that I read with the spirit as well as with the understanding, and, thus tutored, I quickly became a devoted Wordsworthian.?

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1865

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Choppington
county: Northumberland

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Thomas Burt

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Nov 1837

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Pitman, later MP

Religion:

Methodist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Reading group. Fellow pitmen and friend Joseph Fairbairn


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Wordsworth

Title:

The Daffodils

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

6873

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Burt

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1924

Vol:

n/a

Page:

147

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Burt, Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography (London, 1924), p. 147, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6873, accessed: 21 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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