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Record 1741

Reading Experience:

De Quincey to Southey, 31 May 1811: 'We received the Gazette last night, and were a little disappointed by it,: Wordsworth indeed was greatly mortified ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 30 May 1811
Country: England
Time: night
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: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:

Title: Gazette, The
Genre: Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1741  
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: 91
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 91,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

From entry 174 in Wu (1995); quotation from S. Musgrove, ed., Unpublished Letters of Thomas De Quincey and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1954) 12. Gazette was reporting repulse of Massena at Fuentes Onoro, 5 May 1811.



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