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Record 1755

Reading Experience:

'[Wordsworth's] first mention of ... [Francis Jeffrey, review of Robert Southey, Thalaba, in the Edinburgh Review 1 (Oct 1802)] comes in a letter of Jan. 1804 to [John] Thelwall ... "That review of Thalaba I never read entirely, having only seen it in a Country Bookseller's shop, who would not permit me to cut open the Leaves, as he only had it upon trial."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1802 and 31 Dec 1804
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: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:

Author: Francis Jeffrey
Title: review of Thalaba
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In Edinburgh Review 1 (Oct. 1802) 63-83
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 1755  
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: 116-17
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 116-17,, accessed: 07 December 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 228 (i) of Wu (1995); quotation from Ernest De Selincourt, ed., The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years, 1787-1805 (1967) 432.



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