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Record 1381

Reading Experience:

'[Thomas] Bowman [Wordsworth's schoolmaster] recalled that W[ordsworth] read [George Sandys, Relation of a Journey Begun 1610] in the Hawkshead Grammar School Library.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Hawkshead Grammar School
location in dwelling: Library
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: George Sandys
Title: Relation of a Journey Begun 1610. Foure Bookes. Containing a Description of the Turkish Empire, of AEgypt, of the Holy Land, of the Remote Parts of Italy and Ilands Adjoyning
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 4 vols, 1679
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 1381  
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: 121
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 121,, accessed: 24 September 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 218 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799.



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