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Record 1181

Reading Experience:

"In 1843, W[ordsworth] recalled his research for The Borderers: ' ... having a wish to colour the manners in some degree from local history more than my knowledge enabled me to do I read Redpath's history of the Borders but found there nothing to my purpose.'"
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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 Unknown
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: George Redpath
Title: The Border History of England and Scotland
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1776
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1181  
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: 117
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 117,, accessed: 04 October 2023

Additional comments:

From entry 209 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799. Quote from Cornell edition of the Borderers (1982) p.814.



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