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Record 1643

Reading Experience:

William Wordsworth to Lord Lonsdale, 14 March 1818: 'If you continue to read the Kendal Chronicle you must be greatly concerned to see that the Liberty of the Press should be so grossly abused. This Paper as now conducted reminds me almost at every sentence of those which I used to read in France during the heat of the Revolution.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1818 and 31 Mar 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: Kendal Chronicle
Genre: Politics, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 1818
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1643  
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: 438
  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. 438,, accessed: 09 February 2023

Additional comments:



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