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Record 1347

Reading Experience:

'Mary Moorman, "Wordsworth's Commonplace Book," Notes & Queries NS 4 (1957) 400-5, reports that the commonplace book used by Wordsworth after 1800 contains "four verses from a ballad ['The Cruel Mother'] in Herd's Ancient and Modern Scottish Poems (1776) ... "'
Century: 1700-1799
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:

Author: David Herd
Title: Ancient and Modern Scottish Poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: BookUnknown
Publication details: First published in 2 vols, Edinburgh, 1776
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1347  
Source - Print  
  Author: Duncan Wu
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1993
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 74
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 74,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 130 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799.



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