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Record 1214

Reading Experience:

'We received the Books a week ago ... We have all already to thank you for a great deal of delight which we have received from them ... I have not quite finished the anecdotes of Frederick which I find exceedingly amusing; and instructive, also, as giving a lively portrait of the hard-heartedness and selfishness, and servility of the courtiers of a tyrant, and of the unsatisfactoriness of such a life.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Feb 1807 and 15 Feb 1807
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: n/a
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: D. Thiebault
Title: Anecdotes of Frederick II
Genre: History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Translation; 1805.
Provenance: unknown
Sent by Lady Beaumont


Source Information:

Record ID: 1214  
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: 133-34
  Additional comments: From Dorothy Wordsworth to Lady Beaumont, "Sunday Evening. [Feb. 15 1807]".

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. 133-34,, accessed: 21 February 2024

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