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Record Number: 1744


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On 7 Aug. 1805 the Wordsworths told Lady Beaumont that "We have just read a poem called the Sabbath written by a very good man in a truly christian spirit ... "'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1805 and 7 Aug 1805

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:

Reading Group:

Wordsworth Family

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Various

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:

James Grahame

Title:

Sabbath, The

Genre:

Other religious, Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

Edinburgh, 1804

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1744

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

95

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815, (Cambridge, 1995), p. 95, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=1744, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 185 (i) of Wu (1995); quotation from Ernest De Selincourt, ed., The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years, 1787-1805 (1967) 617.

   
   
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