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Record Number: 1506


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 11 November 1814: 'I saw two sections of Hazlitt's Review [of William Wordsworth, The Excursion, in the Examiner] at Rydale, and did not think them nearly so well written as I should have expected from him ... '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1814 and 30 Nov 1814

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:

Dorothy Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Dec 1771

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Hazlitt

Title:

Review of The Excursion

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

In The Examiner, 21 and 28 August 1814

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1506

Source:

Print

Author:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Editor:

Ernest De Selincourt

Title:

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

165

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811, (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 165, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=1506, accessed: 24 January 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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