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Record 2925

Reading Experience:

Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Thursday 11 February, 1802: 'We made up a good fire after dinner, and William brought his Mattress out, and lay down on the floor. I read to him the life of Ben Jonson, and some short poems of his, which were too interesting for him, and would not let him go to sleep. I had begun with Fletcher, but he was too dull for me.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 11 Feb 1802
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: specific address: Dove Cottage, Grasmere
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)
William Wordsworth
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: Life of Ben Jonson
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2925  
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: 115
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Dorothy Wordsworth, Helen Darbishire (ed.), Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth (London, 1958), p. 115,, accessed: 29 February 2024

Additional comments:



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