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Record 1700

Reading Experience:

'In a letter to W[ordsworth] dated 16 April 1815 Lamb remarks: "Since I saw you I have had a treat in the reading way which does not come every day. The Latin Poems of V. Bourne which were quite new to me."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1815 and 16 Apr 1815
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:Charles Lamb
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1775
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Christian
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: Vincent Bourne
Title: Latin Poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1700  
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: 27-28
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 27-28,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:

From entry 53 in Wu (1995); quotation from Edwin W. Marrs, ed., The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb (3 vols, 1975-78) 3:140.



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