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Record 1653

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
William Wordsworth describes his eldest son's slowness in reading to his brother Christopher Wordsworth, 1 January 1819: ' ... he is so long in finding his words in his dictionary ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1818 and 1 Jan 1819
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:John Wordsworth
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1803
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child of poet
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: dictionary
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1653  
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: 514
  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. 514, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1653, accessed: 01 October 2022

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