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Record 1516

Reading Experience:

William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies, 22 December 1814: 'Mr. Hogg's Badlew (I suppose it to be his) I could not get through. There are two pretty passages; the flight of the deer, and the falling of the child from the rock of Stirling, though both are a little outre. But the story is coarsely conceived, and in my judgement, as coarsely executed ... the versification harsh and uncouth.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1814 and 22 Dec 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: J. H.
Title: Hunting of Badlew, a Dramatic Tale, The
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Edinburgh, 1814
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1516  
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: 179-80
  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. 179-80,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:



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