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Record 1240

Reading Experience:

Dorothy Wordsworth reflects on prospect that her brother William might turn to newspaper journalism for a living: 'This reminds me of the last Edinburgh Review which I saw at Mr. Wilson's. There never was such a compound of despicable falsehood, malevolence and folly as the concluding part of the Review of Burns's Poems (which was ... all that I thought it worth while to read being the only part in which my Brother's works are alluded to).'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1809 and 1 May 1809
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, Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details:
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 1240  
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: 326
  Additional comments: From Dorothy Wordsworth to Thomas De Quincey, 1 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. 326,, accessed: 04 March 2024

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