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Record 1754

Reading Experience:

'On 29 Dec. 1806 Southey asked John May: "Have you seen the 'Memoirs of Colonel Hutchinson'? Very, very rarely has any book so greatly delighted me."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1806 and 29 Dec 1806
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:Robert Southey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Aug 1774
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: Lucy Hutchinson
Title: Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham Castle and Town
Genre: Biography, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1806
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1754  
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: 115
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 115,, accessed: 25 February 2024

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 224 of Wu (1995); quotation from John Wood Warter, ed., Selections from the Letters of Robert Southey (4 vols, 1856) 1:403.



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