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Record Number: 854


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"In the Fenwick Note to the Intimations Ode, W[ordsworth] recalled that at school 'I used to brood over the stories of Enoch and Elijah' ... the Hawkshead schoolboys regularly attended Church, and were catechized at least once a week."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1779 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:

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:

Title:

The Bible

Genre:

Bible, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

854

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:

15

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (1993), p. 15, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=854, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Information from entry 27 (ii) in Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1791. In (iii) Wu also notes closeness of Biblical allusions (no examples given) in Wordsworth's Descriptive Sketches.

   
   
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