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Record 1880

Reading Experience:

'At some time between late April and 17 Dec. 1799, D[orothy] W[ordsworth] copied the epitaph of Sir George Vane at the parish church of Long Newton, Durham, as published in [William] Hutchinson, [History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham] into D[ove] C[ottage] MS 20.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Apr 1799 and 31 Dec 1799
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 Hutchinson
Title: History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham, The
Genre: History, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Carlisle, 1794
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1880  
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: 255
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 255,, accessed: 26 January 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 10 of Appendix I in Wu (1995).



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