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Record Number: 850


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'W[ordsworth] was introduced to The Minstrel by his teacher, Thomas Bowman ... during his schooldays at Hawkshead. De Selincourt emphasizes its influence on the juvenilia [quotes Minstrel I st.32 lines 3-8 featuring "clanking chain," and "owl's terrific song," and Wordsworth's uses of these features in The Vale of Esthwaite (1787)]'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1770 and 1787

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:

William Wordsworth

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

07 Apr 1770

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

James Beattie

Title:

Minstrel, The

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1779

Provenance

read in situ
READ AT SCHOOL


Source Information:

Record ID:

850

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

11

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (1993), p. 11, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=850, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Information from entry 21 (ii) in Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1791.

   
   
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