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Record 854

Reading Experience:

"In the Fenwick Note to the Intimations Ode, W[ordsworth] recalled that at school 'I used to brood over the stories of Enoch and Elijah' ... the Hawkshead schoolboys regularly attended Church, and were catechized at least once a week."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1779 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: 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:

Title: The Bible
Genre: Bible, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 854  
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: 15
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (1993), p. 15,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

Information from entry 27 (ii) in Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1791. In (iii) Wu also notes closeness of Biblical allusions (no examples given) in Wordsworth's Descriptive Sketches.



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