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Record 1348

Reading Experience:

'[Heron] provided one of the first entries in [Wordsworth's] Commonplace Book ... '
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
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: Robert Heron
Title: Observations Made in a Journey through the Western Countries of Scotland
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: BookUnknown
Publication details: First published in 2 vols, Perth, 1793
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1348  
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: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 131 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799, where spring 1800 suggested as time of reading.



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