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Record 1866

Reading Experience:

'On 13 May 1812 [Henry Crabb] Robinson recorded in his diary: "William Wordsworth was more afraid of the liberal than the methodistic party on the bench of bishops, and read a beautiful passage from Jeremy Taylor on the progress of religious dissensions from his Dissuasive against Popery."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 13 May 1812
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 reactive 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: Jeremy Taylor
Title: Dissuasive from Popery to the People of Ireland, A
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Unknown
Publication details: Wu notes Wordsworth's copy 3rd edn of 1664 (though this not necessarily acquired by time of this reading)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1866  
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: 208
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 208,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 381 (ii) of Wu (1995); quotation from Edith J. Morley, ed., Henry Crabb Robinson on Books and their Writers (3 vols, 1938) 1:83.



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