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Record 852

Reading Experience:

'W[ordsworth] did not read it [Thomas Beddoes, Domiciliary Verses] until it was reprinted in the Annual Anthology (1799). [Joseph] Cottle sent W[ordsworth] a copy ... in Aug. 1799, and on 2 Sept he wrote back: "Pray give yourself no uneasiness about Dr Beddoes's verses [which parodied the Lyrical Ballads] ... it is a very harmless performance."'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between Aug 1799 and Sep 1799
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 Adult (18-100+)
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: Thomas Beddoes
Title: Domiciliary Verses
Genre: Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published as insert in Bristol edition of Lyrical ballads; reprinted in Annual Anthology (ed. Robert Southey, 1799)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 852  
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: 13
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 13,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:

Information from entry 24 (ii) in Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1791.



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