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Record 1519

Reading Experience:

William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies, 14 February 1814, 'Have you read Lucien B[onaparte]' s Epic? I attempted it, but gave in at the 6th Canto, being pressed for time. I shall however recommence the Labor if an opportunity offers. But the three first Stanzas convinced me that L.B. was no poet.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1815 and 14 Feb 1815
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: Lucien Bonaparte
Title: Charlemagne, ou L'Eglise Sauvee, poeme epique en 24 chants
Genre: Other religious, History, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1815 (in English translation)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1519  
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: 198
  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. 198,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:



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