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Record 1514

Reading Experience:

William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies, 22 December 1814: 'When your Letter arrived I was in the act of reading to Mrs W[ordsworth] your Exile, which pleased me more, I think, than anything that I have read of yours ... I was particularly charmed with the seventeenth stanza, first part ... which I shall often repeat to myself ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1814 and 31 Dec 1814
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Rudal Mount, nr Ambleside, Cumbria
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)
Mary Wordsworth (reader's wife)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: R. P. Gillies
Title: Exile, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In Childe Alarique, a poet's reverie with other poems (1813)
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 1514  
Source - Print  
  Author: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Ernest De Selincourt
  Title: The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 179
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 179,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:



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