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Record 1738

Reading Experience:

'D[orothy] W[ordsworth] copied a number of epitaphs into [Dove Cottage MS 20] between late April and 17 Dec. 1799, namely: epitaph of Josias Franklin and his wife; Benjamin Franklin's epitaph; and an "Epitaph taken from the Parish Church-Yard of Marsk in the County of York".'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Apr 1799 and 17 Dec 1799
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:Dorothy Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Dec 1771
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: unknown
Title: epitaph of Josias Franklin and wife
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1738  
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: 86
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 86,, accessed: 04 March 2024

Additional comments:

From entry 158 in Wu (1995); notes source of epitaph unknown.



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