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Record Number: 1361


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At the front of D[ove] C[ottage] MS 16, in use during 1798, D[orothy] W[ordsworth] copied Marlowe's Edward II V.v.55-108, with some omissions ... The extract was copied from Dodsley's Select Collection of Old Plays.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1798 and 31 Dec 1798

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:

Unknown

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:

Christopher Marlowe

Title:

Edward II

Genre:

Drama, History, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In Robert Dodsley, ed., Select Collection of Old Plays (apparently first edition of 1744)

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1361

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:

94-95

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799, (Cambridge, 1993), p. 94-95, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=1361, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 170 (ii) of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799.

   
   
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