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Record Number: 872


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At some point after 1828, W[ordsworth] told Alexander Dyce that he read Bowles's Fourteen Sonnets on publication: "When Bowles's Sonnets first appeared, - a thin 4to pamphlet, entitled Fourteen Sonnets, - I bought them in a walk through London with my dear brother, who was afterwards drowned at sea."'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1789 and 31 Dec 1789

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:

Adult (18-100+)

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:

William Lisle Bowles

Title:

Fourteen Sonnets

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Bath, 1789 (could have been either the first or second edition, both having appeared that year)

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

872

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:

18

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (1993), p. 18, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=872, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Information from entry 34 in Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1791. Wu discusses question of whether Wordsworth read the first or second (or both) editions of the sonnets, the second being titled Sonnets Written Chiefly on Picturesque Spots During a Tour.

   
   
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