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Record 1778

Reading Experience:

Recorded in Joseph Farington's diary, '[On 21 May] Sir George [Beaumont] mentioned the high encomiums for Wordsworth's "Excursion" in the Eclectic Review. Wordsworth had seen it, and could not but be pleased with the sentiments expressed in it."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 May 1815 and 21 May 1815
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: anon
Title: Eclectic Review
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: 3 (January 1815) 13-39
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1778  
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: 151
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 151,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 286 of Wu (1995); quotation from Kathryn Cave, ed., Diary [of Joseph Farington] 13: 4625-6.



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