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Record 1007

Reading Experience:

"'I have received from [Basil] Montagu, Godwyn's second edition,' reports W[ordsworth] on 21 March 1796: 'I expect to find the work much improved. I cannot say that I have been encouraged in this hope by the perusal of the second preface, which is all I have yet looked into.'"
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Mar 1796 and 31 Mar 1796
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 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, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Godwin
Title: An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2nd edition, 2 vols, 1795
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
Sent book by friend


Source Information:

Record ID: 1007  
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: 67
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 67,, accessed: 25 September 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 118 (iv) of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799.



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