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Record 1666

Reading Experience:

Dorothy Wordsworth to Joanna Hutchinson, 5 September 1819: 'We have been very comfortable and without the least bustle until last night when before the Gentlemen had left the dining room our loquacious Friend Mr Myers arrived half tipsy. He produced a letter he had received from Mr Crump and his own answer to it, four sides of a folio sheet which he deputed Mr Monkhouse to read to the gentlemen, and his own comments upon it were loud and long, with stamping and gestures ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 4 Sep 1819
Country: England
Time: night
Place: specific address: Rydal Mount, nr Ambleside
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:Thomas Monkhouse
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: freeholder
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
John Myers Dorothy Wordsworth (reader's cousin) "two Mr Jacksons" Mr Gee
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: J. G. Crump
Title: n/a
Genre: private correspondence
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter, Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
belonged to John Myers


Source Information:

Record ID: 1666  
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: 554-55
  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. 554-55,, accessed: 07 February 2023

Additional comments:



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