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Record Number: 997


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"[in 29.10.1828 letter to Alexander Dyce] ... W[ordsworth] recalls that 'in 1788 the Ode was first printed from Dr Carlyle's copy, with Mr Mackenzie's supplemental lines - and was extensively circulated through the English newspapers, in which I remember to have read it with great pleasure upon its first appearance.'"

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1788 and 31 Dec 1788

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:

7 Apr 1770

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

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 Collins

Title:

An Ode on the Popular Superstitions of the Highlands of Scotland

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

1788

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

997

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

34

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 34, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=997, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 58 (iii) of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799, where it is also noted that this Ode appeared in newspapers including the European Magazine 13 (1788), the Gazeteer, 4 April 1788, and the London Chronicle, 1-3 and 3-5 April 1788.

   
   
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