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Record 1219

Reading Experience:

Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson: 'You had been strangely misinformed of the nature of the Edinburgh Review of William [Wordsworth]'s poems [ie his Poems in Two Volumes, 1807]. Luckily Lloyd takes it in, therefore I have seen it. W[illia]m and M[ary Wordsworth] chanced to see it at Penrith ... the review is ... plainly so spiteful, that it can do no harm with any wise or feeling mind; and for me, I have not laughed so heartily this long time as I did at the reading of it.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Oct 1807 and 31 Dec 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: 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:

Title: Edinburgh Review
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Oct. 1807
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 1219  
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: 185-86
  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. 185-86,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

From Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 28 December 1807; see also p.191.



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