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Record 1520

Reading Experience:

Dorothy Wordsworth describes Wordsworth family's anxieties at hearing (false)rumour of death of Tom Clarkson, in letter to Sara Hutchinson, 18 February 1815: 'We anxiously examined the newspapers, and their silence [as well as letters] ... strengthened by degrees our hopes with a firm conviction that it was all false.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Feb 1815 and 18 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:

Reading Group:Wordsworth Family
Age Unknown
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writers
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:

Title: n/a
Genre: newspapers
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 1815
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1520  
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: 201
  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. 201,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:



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