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Record 1851

Reading Experience:

"On 5 Jan 1806 D[orothy] W[ordsworth] told Lady Beaumont; "'My Brother chanced to meet with Richardson's letters at a Friend's house, and glancing over them, read those written by Mrs Klopstock, he was exceedingly affected by them and said it was impossible to read them without loving the woman.'"
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1804 and 1805
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 Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 Apr 1770
Socio-economic group: n/a
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: Samuel Richardson
Title: The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, a selection from the original manuscripts
Genre: Biography, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Ed. Anna Laetitia Barbauld; 6 vols, 1804
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 1851  
Source - Print  
  Author: Duncan Wu
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 176
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (1995), p. 176,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

quotation from Ernest De Selincourt, ed., The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years, 1787-1805 (1967) 525.



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