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Record 1354

Reading Experience:

Wordsworth to Robert Shelton Mackenzie, 26 January 1838: 'When I was a very young Man the present Archdeacon Wrangham and I amused ourselves in imitating jointly Juvenal's Satire upon Nobility - or rather parts of it. How far the choice of a Subject might be influenced by the run at that time against Aristocracy, I am unable to say ... '
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: Joint translation with Francis Wrangham


Text Being Read:

Author: Juvenal
Title: Satire X
Genre: Classics, Poetry, Politics
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1354  
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: 79
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 79,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 141 (iii) of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799.



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