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Record 1383

Reading Experience:

'As W[ordsworth] recalled in the Fenwick Note to We are Seven ... his reading of Shelvocke's Voyages inspired the killing of the albatross in C[oleridge]'s Ancient Mariner. W[ordsworth] dates this reading "a day or two before" the walking tour to Lynton - which would make it c.11-12 November 1797.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 11 Nov 1797 and 12 Nov 1797
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: George Shelvocke
Title: Voyage Round the World by the Way of the Great South Sea, Performed in the Years 1719-1722
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1726
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1383  
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: 126
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 126,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 224 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799.



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