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Record 21119

Reading Experience:

Transcribed in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1941), under heading 'Wordsworth on Machinery': '"Nor shall your presence, howsoe'er it mar The loveliness of Nature, prove a bar To the Mind's gaining a prophetic sense Of future change, that point of vision, whence May be discovered what in soul you are." '[Sonnets of the Imagination XLII]' This followed by remarks: 'Right! The problem of 1941 has not been better put. And it could be so well put only by someone who had not all the facts.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1941 and 31 Dec 1941
Country: n/a
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:Edward Morgan Forster
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Jan 1879
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Wordsworth
Title: Sonnets of the Imagination XLII
Genre: Poetry, Technology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21119  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 123
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 123,, accessed: 24 June 2024

Additional comments:



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