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Record 1876

Reading Experience:

'On 13 May 1812, [Henry Crabb] Robinson asked W[ordsworth] about [John] Wilson's recently-published volume, The Isle of Palms: "He said he had seen only a few". W[ordsworth] added that "Wilson's poems are an attenuation of mine ... "... his letter to M[ary] W[ordsworth] of 23 May ... mentions one of Wilson's poems; "which we had in Mss., to the sleeping Child and which is but an Attenuation of my ode to the Highland Girl."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1809 and 31 Dec 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 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: John Wilson
Title: [MS poems]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1876  
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: 244
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 244,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 430 (ii) of Wu (1995); quotations from Edith J. Morley, Henry Crabb Robinson on Books and their Writers (3 vols, 1938) 1: 82, and Alan G. Hill, ed., The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth VIII: A Supplement of New Letters (1993) 91.



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