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Record 1352

Reading Experience:

'W[ordsworth] read Holcroft's play shortly after publication ... on 21 March 1796 [he] told [William] Mathews that "I have attempted to read Holcroft's Man of Ten Thousand, but such stuff! Demme hey, humph."'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Mar 1796 and 31 Mar 1796
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: Thomas Holcroft
Title: Man of Ten Thousand, The
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: BookUnknown
Publication details: Published February 1796
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1352  
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: 75
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 75,, accessed: 07 February 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 133 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799.



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