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Record 1665

Reading Experience:

William Wordsworth to Hans Busk, 6 July 1819: 'Dear Sir, Your writings are not to be hurried over; this must plead my excuse for not having thanked you earlier for the "Vestriad"; which, though detained on the road, by a fault of some of Mr Longman's people ... reached me some time since ... I was particularly pleased with the descents into the submarine regions, and the infernal. These two Cantos I liked best ... The serious passages ... will excite a wish in many as they did in me, that you would favour the world with something in downright earnest ... I noticed in your Vestriad with particular pleasure, your flight in the Balloon.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jun 1819 and 6 Jul 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: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: Hans Busk
Title: Vestriad, The
Genre: Poetry, mock epic
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1819
Provenance: owned
sent by author from publisher


Source Information:

Record ID: 1665  
Source - Print  
  Author: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Ernest De Selincourt
  Title: The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years Part Two
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 546-47
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years Part Two (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 546-47,, accessed: 29 November 2023

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