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Record 1510

Reading Experience:

William Wordsworth to R. P.Gillies, 23 November 1814: 'I have to thank you ... for Egbert, which is pleasingly and vigorously written, and proves that with a due sacrifice of exertion, you will be capable of performing things that will have a strong claim on the regards of posterity. But keep, I pray you, to the great models; there is in some parts of this tale, particuarly page fourth, too much of a bad writer - Lord Byron ... towards the conclusion, the intervention of the peasant is not only unnecessary, but injurious to the tale ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Nov 1814 and 30 Nov 1814
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: R. P. Gillies
Title: Egbert, or, The Suicide
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
Sent to Wordsworth by Gillies


Source Information:

Record ID: 1510  
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: 169
  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. 169,, accessed: 21 February 2024

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