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Record 1239

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I ... found Miss [Sara] Hutchinson reading Coleridge's Christabel to Johnny [Wordsworth] - She was tired, so I read the greater part of it: he was excessively interested especially with the first part ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 1 May 1809
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Allan Bank, Grasmere
location in dwelling: "down stairs"
   
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:

Reading Group:Sara Hutchinson and Dorothy Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: various
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
John Wordsworth (aged around 6)
Additional comments: Dorothy Wordsworth takes over reading from Sara Hutchinson

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Title: Christabel
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details:
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1239  
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: 324
  Additional comments: From Dorothy Wordsworth to Thomas De Quincey, i May [1809].

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. 324, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1239, accessed: 24 September 2022

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