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Record 1205

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I have just begun to read Mr Knight's Book, which you were very kind in sending.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jul 1806 and 31 Jul 1806
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:Dorothy Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Dec 1771
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Richard Payne Knight
Title: An Analytical Enquiry into the Principles of Taste
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Philosophy, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1805
Provenance: unknown
Sent to Dorothy Wordsworth by Lady Beaumont

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1205  
Source - Print  
  Author: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Ernest De Selincourt
  Title: The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. The Middle Years, Part I: 1806-1811
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1969
  Vol: 1
  Page: 54
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. The Middle Years, Part I: 1806-1811 (Oxford, 1969), 1, p. 54, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1205, accessed: 01 October 2022

Additional comments:

From Dorothy Wordsworth to Lady Beaumont, Monday 9 July 1806.

 

 

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