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Record 1874

Reading Experience:

'W[ordsworth] copied from ... [Thomas Wilkinson's MS "Tours of the British Mountains"] the passage which had inspired the Solitary Reaper [about a female reaper singing in Erse], alongside another related to The Excursion, into his Commonplace Book [Dove Cottage MS 26, ie "Wordsworth Commonplace Book"] ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1805 and 31 Dec 1807
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: Thomas Wilkinson
Title: Tours to the British Mountains
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
borrowed from author; in Wordsworth's possessioon November 1805-1807.


Source Information:

Record ID: 1874  
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: 242-3
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 242-3,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 426 (iii) of Wu (1995).



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