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Record 1763

Reading Experience:

'In a letter to D[orothy] W[ordsworth] of 10 March 1801, J[ohn] W[ordsworth] added that "Mr Lewis's poem [The Felon] is the most funny one I ever read ... "'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1801 and 10 Mar 1801
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:John Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1772
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: naval officer
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: M. G. Lewis
Title: Felon, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1763  
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: 134-35
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 134-35,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 254 (ii) of Wu (1995); quotation from Carl H. Ketcham, ed., The Letters of John Wordsworth (1969) 104.



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