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Record 1858

Reading Experience:

'On 6 Feb. 1827 W[ordsworth] told Sotheby: "I was gratified the other day by meeting in Mr Alaric Watt's Souvenir with a very old acquaintance, a Sonnet of yours, whch I had read with no little pleasure more than 30 years ago. "I knew a gentle Maid".'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Feb 1827 and 6 Feb 1827
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: William Sotheby
Title: I knew a gentle maid
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In "Mr Alaric Watts' Souvenir"
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1858  
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: 195
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 195,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 363 (i) of Wu (1995).



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