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Record 1223

Reading Experience:

'In compliance with frequent entreaties I took the MSS [of The White Doe of Rylstone] to [Charles] Lamb's to read it, or part of it, one evening. There unluckily I found [William] Hazlitt and his Beloved [Sarah Stoddart] ... though I had the Poem in my hand I ... absolutely refused, to read it. But as they were very earnest in entreating me, I at last consented to read one Book ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1808 and 19 Apr 1808
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
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)
Charles Lamb, William Hazlitt, Sarah Stoddart
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Wordsworth
Title: White Doe of Rylstone, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 1223  
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: 221
  Additional comments: From William Wordsworth to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 19 April 1808.

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. 221,, accessed: 04 February 2023

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