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Record 9916

Reading Experience:

'I do not claim that I understood all Wordsworth's poems but I liked the descriptive parts and committed to memory all the more simple poems, thinking myself like his Lucy: "A maid whom there was none to praise, And very few to love." But I spent so much time, which my mother called "wasted", over the book that she took it away, threatening to burn it.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 11 Feb 1872 and 31 Dec 1885
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Hope Woodlands
county: Derbyshire
specific address: Alport Farm
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:Hannah Mitchell
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 11 Feb 1871
Socio-economic group: Labourer (agricultural)
Occupation: daughter of farm labourer, later a suffragette
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: William Wordsworth
Title: [Poems]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
Given to the reader by a guest at her home


Source Information:

Record ID: 9916  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hannah Mitchell
  Editor: Geoffrey Mitchell
  Title: The Hard Way Up
  Place of Publication: England
  Date of Publication: 1968
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 51
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hannah Mitchell, Geoffrey Mitchell (ed.), The Hard Way Up (England, 1968), p. 51,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:



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