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Record 1844

Reading Experience:

'D[orothy] W[ordsworth] made copies of extracts or complete texts from Philips' Collection in the Wordsworth Commonplace Book ... some time between 10 July 1807 and c.5 June 1808. The ballads were: Eighth Henry Ruling in this land; A Princely Song of the Six Queens that were married to Henry the 8th; Fitte of the Ballad of Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guilford Dudley; The Lady Arabella and Lord Seymour; The Suffolk Miracle; and the Lamentable Complaint of Queen Mary for the Unkind Departure of King Philip.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 10 Jul 1807 and 5 Jun 1808
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: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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Ambrose Philips
Title: Collection of Old Ballads, A
Genre: History, Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 3 vols, 1723-25
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1844  
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: 166
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 166,, accessed: 29 February 2024

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 316 of Wu (1995).



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