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Record 1492

Reading Experience:

Dorothy Wordsworth to William and Mary Wordsworth, 3 May [1812]: '[John] appears to us very slow in comprehending what he reads in the Grammar. Today we proposed to him to take his History of England to School; but he blushed and said he could not read well enough - I tried him and find he can ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 3 May 1812
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:John Wordsworth
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1803
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Dorothy Wordsworth, aunt of John.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: History of England
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 1492  
Source - Print  
  Author: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Ernest De Selincourt
  Title: The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 12
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811 (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 12,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:



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