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Record 1853

Reading Experience:

'On 29 Nov. 1805, D[orothy] W[ordsworth] told Lady Beaumont: "I am reading Rosco's Leo the tenth - I have only got through the first Chapter which I find exceedingly interesting. The whole Book can scarcely be so interesting to me."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 29 Nov 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: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: William Roscoe
Title: The Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth
Genre: History, Biography, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 4 vols; Liverpool, 1805
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1853  
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: 180-81
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (1995), p. 180-81,, accessed: 09 February 2023

Additional comments:

quotation from Ernest De Selincourt, ed., The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years, 1787-1805 (1967) 652.



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