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Record 842

Reading Experience:

'"My Sister would be very glad of your assistance in her Italian studies," W[ordsworth] wrote to [William] Mathews on 21 March 1796, " ... yesterday we began Ariosto."'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 20 Mar 1796 and 21 Mar 1796
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:

Reading Group:William and Dorothy Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth 07 Apr 1770
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Various
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: Ludovico Ariosto
Title: Orlando Furioso
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Published before 1790
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 842  
Source - Print  
  Author: Duncan Wu
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1993
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 7,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

Information from entry 13 (i), (iii) in Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1791.



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