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Record 1220

Reading Experience:

William Wordsworth to Walter Scott: 'In passing through Penrith I had an opportunity of seeing his [Francis Jeffrey's] last Review [of Wordsworth's Poems on Two Volumes, in the Edinburgh Review]. I had before skimmed over, some time ago, what he had written in the article on [Southey's] Thalaba [in Oct. 1802] ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Oct 1802 and 30 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: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:

Title: Edinburgh Review
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Oct. 1802; Oct. 1807.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1220  
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: 191
  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. 191,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

From William Wordsworth to Walter Scott, 18 January 1808; see also Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 28 December 1807 (p.185), which mentions Mary Wordsworth as having also seen the October 1807 Edinburgh Review at Penrith.



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