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Record 1725

Reading Experience:

'Shortly after its first appearance in Hayley's Life and Posthumous Writings of Cowper (1803), Lamb copied ... out ['On the Loss of the Royal George'] in a letter to W[ordsworth] of 5 March ... On 31 March Lamb copied the same poem into C[oleridge]'s notebook.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1803 and 31 Mar 1803
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: William Cowper
Title: On the Loss of the Royal George
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1803
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1725  
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: 66
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 66,, accessed: 26 January 2023

Additional comments:

From entry 121 (iii) in Wu (1995).



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