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Record 1775

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Wordsworth in the Fenwick Note to Miscellaneous Sonnets: 'In the cottage of Town-End, one afternoon, in 1801, my Sister read to me the Sonnets of Milton. I had long been well acquainted with them, but I was particularly struck on that occasion with the dignified simplicity and majestic harmony that runs through most of them ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1801 and 31 Dec 1801
Country: England
Time: daytime: afternoon
Place: specific address: Town End, Grasmere
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive 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)
William Wordsworth
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John Milton
Title: [sonnets]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1775  
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: 146
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 146, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1775, accessed: 01 October 2022

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 283 (ii) of Wu (1995).

 

 

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