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Record 1637

Reading Experience:

Wiliam Wordsworth to Daniel Stuart, 22 June 1817: 'By the bye, it was not till this morning that I read the case of Stuart versus Lovell. What a miscreant - If I had been upon the Jury, and had found that man possessed property that would bear the damages I should have fixed upon ?700 the precise sum which he accused you of embezzling ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 22 Jun 1817
Country: England
Time: morning
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:

Title: case of Stuart versus Lovell
Genre: Politics, Law
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: 1817
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1637  
Source - Print  
  Author: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Ernest De Selincourt
  Title: The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The MIddle Years (1812-1820)
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 388
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The MIddle Years (1812-1820) (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 388,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

P.388 n.2 in source notes that Stuart had been charged with embezzling ?7,000 from the Reform Society, and that Wordsworth must mean ?7,000, rather than ?700.



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