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Record 1646

Reading Experience:

William Wordsworth to Viscount Lowther, [27 March 1818]: 'I should at this moment determine to go over to Lowther tomorrow, did I not think that I may be more useful to the cause, by remaining at home for the purpose of preparing an answer to a Letter of Mr Clarkson to the Kendal Comm: of Brougham, which will appear in the Chronicle tomorrow; and which I am sure will injure your interests ... The original of the Letter I have seen, but could not procure a copy. - It was shewn me by Mr Crackenthorp [of opposing party interest] with the high-flying expression, "We reckon it as good as 50 votes!"'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1818 and 30 Mar 1818
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:

Author: Thomas Clarkson
Title: n/a
Genre: Politics, Open letter to newspaper
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1646  
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: 451
  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. 451,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:



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