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Record Number: 8613


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Felicia Hemans to ?H. F. Chorley, 24 June 1830, describing visit to Wordsworth's home Rydal Mount: 'The whole of this morning, he [Wordsworth] kindly passed in reading to me a great deal from Spenser, and afterwards his own "Laodamia," my favourite "Tintern Abbey," and many of those noble sonnets which you, like myself, enjoy so much.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

24 Jun 1830

Country:

England

Time

morning

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:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 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

Felicia Hemans


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Wordsworth

Title:

sonnets

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8613

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Susan J. Wolfson

Title:

Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials

Place of Publication:

Princeton

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

n/a

Page:

505

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Susan J. Wolfson (ed.), Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials (Princeton, 2000), p. 505, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8613, accessed: 27 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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