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Record 1544

Reading Experience:

William Wordsworth to John Scott, 25 February 1816, on own and contemporaries' endeavours to celebrate victory at Waterloo in verse: 'Southey is a Fellow labourer. I have seen but little of his performance, but that little gave me great pleasure.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jun 1815 and 28 Feb 1816
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: Robert Southey
Title: [Poet's Pilgrimage to Waterloo, The]
Genre: Poetry, Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1544  
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: 282
  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. 282,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

Southey's work on Waterloo published 1816; not clear whether Wordsworth has seen it in print or MS.



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