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Record 1547

Reading Experience:

William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies (postmarked 9 April 1816): 'Your obliging Present [new book of poems] reached me yesterday ... I read the volume through immediately: and paid particular attention to the parts that were new to me.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 9 Apr 1816 and 15 Apr 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: R. P. Gillies
Title: Illustrations of a Poetical Character, in six Tales, with other Poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: BookUnknown
Publication details: 1816
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 1547  
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: 297
  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. 297,, accessed: 02 October 2023

Additional comments:

p.298 n.1 in source notes that Gillies sent Wordsworth the book before publication.



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