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Record 1642

Reading Experience:

Transcribed in letter from William Wordsworth to Viscount Lowther, [c.25 February 1818]: 'If money I lack The shirt on my back Shall off - and go to the hammer; For though with bare skin By G- I'll be in, And raise up a radical clamour! Placard for a Poll bearing an old Shirt.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Feb 1818 and 28 Feb 1818
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:

Title: n/a
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Print: Handbill
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1642  
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: 435
  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. 435,, accessed: 09 February 2023

Additional comments:

p.435 n.4 in source suggests: "This election squib was presumably copied from a handbill."



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