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Record 1702

Reading Experience:

Henry Crabb Robinson on Wordsworth's reading of Henry Brougham's review of Byron, Hours of Idleness: 'I was sitting with Charles Lamb when Wordsworth came in, with fume on his countenance, and the Edinburgh Review in his hand. "I have no patience with these reviewers," he said, "here is a young man, a lord, and a minor ... and these fellows attack him, as if no one may write poetry unless he lives in a garret."'
Date: Between 1 Jan 1808 and 31 Dec 1808
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
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:

Author: Henry Brougham
Title: review of Byron, Hours of Idleness
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In Edinburgh Review, January 1808
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1702  
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: 29
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 29,, accessed: 07 February 2023

Additional comments:

From entry 57 in Wu (1995); quotation from Thomas Sadler, ed., Diary Reminiscences and Correspondence of Henry Crabb Robinson (3 vols, 1869) 3:488.



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