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Record 850

Reading Experience:

'W[ordsworth] was introduced to The Minstrel by his teacher, Thomas Bowman ... during his schooldays at Hawkshead. De Selincourt emphasizes its influence on the juvenilia [quotes Minstrel I st.32 lines 3-8 featuring "clanking chain," and "owl's terrific song," and Wordsworth's uses of these features in The Vale of Esthwaite (1787)]'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1770 and 1787
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:

Reader:William Wordsworth
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 07 Apr 1770
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
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: James Beattie
Title: Minstrel, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1779
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 850  
Source - Print  
  Author: Duncan Wu
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1993
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 11
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (1993), p. 11,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:

Information from entry 21 (ii) in Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1791.



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