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Record 1673

Reading Experience:

William Wordsworth to Viscount Lowther, [mid December 1819]: 'The Guardian a loyal Newspaper has found its way here. It promises well but a weekly London paper crowded with advertizements, is not likely to suit the Country. It is dated Sunday, also; this would prove an objection to its circulation in many houses in the country, especially as I observe Quack medicines, etc. etc. - advertized.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1819 and 31 Dec 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:

Title: advertisements
Genre: Medicine, Ephemera, advertisements for quack medicines
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement, Newspaper
Publication details: First appeared 12 December 1819
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1673  
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: 568
  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. 568,, accessed: 04 February 2023

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