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Record 1743

Reading Experience:

'Prelude MS W contains a fair copy of a verse translation of the tale of the travellers and the angel from Gower's Confessio Amantis ii 291-364 in D[orothy] W[ordsworth]'s hand, entitled "Tale Imitated from Gower - Friend and Contemporary of Chaucer" ... It was not apparently copied from a printed source.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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: Tale Imitated from Gower
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1743  
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: 95
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 95,, accessed: 25 February 2024

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 183 of Wu (1995), where it is also conjectured that Mary Lamb may have been author of the Gower imitation.



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