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Record 2866

Reading Experience:

Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Monday 1 September 1800: 'We walked in the wood by the Lake. W. read Joanna, and the Firgrove, to Coleridge ... The morning was delightful ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 1 Sep 1800
Country: England
Time: morning
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)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Wordsworth
Title: The Firgrove
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 2866  
Source - Print  
  Author: Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Helen Darbishire
  Title: Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1958
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 50
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Dorothy Wordsworth, Helen Darbishire (ed.), Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth (London, 1958), p. 50,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:

Editor notes that perhaps text read an early draft of lines 1-83 of "When, to the attractions of the busy world ..."



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