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Record 2963

Reading Experience:

Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Wednesday 17 March 1802: '... we sate a while ... [in the orchard]. I left ... [William Wordsworth], and he nearly finished the poem ... I went to bed before him -- he came down to me, and read the Poem to me in bed.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 17 Mar 1802
Country: England
Time: night
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: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)
Dorothy Wordsworth
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Wordsworth
Title: [poem]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 2963  
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: 135
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Dorothy Wordsworth, Helen Darbishire (ed.), Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth (London, 1958), p. 135,, accessed: 22 September 2023

Additional comments:



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