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Record 8620

Reading Experience:

William Wordsworth to Felicia Hemans, 20 April 1834, thanking her for the gift of a copy of her "National Lyrics and Songs for Music": 'many of the Pieces had fallen in my way before they were collected; and had given me more or less pleasure [...] the pleasure is yet to come of perusing your Pieces in succession. I can only say that whenever I have peeped into the volume -- I have been well recompensed. This morning I glanced my eye over the Pilgrim Song to the evening Star with great pleasure.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1834 and 30 Apr 1834
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 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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Felicia Hemans
Title: "Pilgrim's Song to the Evening Star"
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In Felicia Hemans, National Lyrics and Songs for Music. Dublin, 1834
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 8620  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Susan J. Wolfson
  Title: Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials
  Place of Publication: Princeton
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 557
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Susan J. Wolfson (ed.), Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials (Princeton, 2000), p. 557,, accessed: 02 February 2023

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