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Record 1711

Reading Experience:

'De Quincey ... in a letter to the Wordsworths of 27 May 1809 said that he had read ... [Byron, English Bards and Scotch Reviewers] "some weeks - or perhaps months - ago: but it is so deplorably dull and silly that I never thought of mentioning it before.'''
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 9 Mar 1809 and 27 May 1809
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:Thomas De Quincey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1785
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: George Gordon, Lord Byron
Title: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 9 March 1809
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1711  
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: 40
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 40,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:

From entry 80 (i) in Wu (1995); quotation from John E. Jordan, De Quincey to Wordsworth: A Biography of a Relationship (1962) 184-85.



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