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Record 1687

Reading Experience:

'On 2 May 1812 M[ary] W[ordsworth] wrote to her husband from Hindwell: "I have read the 'Ladies calling' - one of thy books - which pleased me much ... "
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1812 and 2 May 1812
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:Mary Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: wife of poet
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: Richard Allestree
Title: Ladies Calling, The
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1673
Provenance: borrowed (other)
belonged to William Wordsworth


Source Information:

Record ID: 1687  
Source - Print  
  Author: Duncan Wu
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 3
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 3,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:

Quotation from Beth Darlington, ed., The Love Letters of William and Mary Wordsworth (1981).



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