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Record 1697

Reading Experience:

'[Henry Crabb] Robinson recorded on 24 May 1812 that "I read Wordsworth some of Blake's poems; he was pleased with some of them, and considered Blake as having the elements of poetry a thousand times more than either Byron or Scott."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 May 1812 and 31 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:Henry Crabb Robinson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1762
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Diarist
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
William Wordsworth
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Blake
Title: unknown
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1697  
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: 24-25
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 24-25,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

From entry 45 (ii) in Wu (1995); quotation from Edith J. Morley, ed., Henry Crabb Robinson on Books and their Writers (3 vols, 1938) 1:85.



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