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Wordsworth’s ‘Boat Stealing’: reading

Professor Keith Hanley from Lancaster University reads Wordsworth’s ‘boat stealing’ epidsode from *The Prelude*.

We hope you enjoyed our dramatisation of Wordsworth’s description of his ‘boat stealing’ from The Prelude.

For the video, we had to edit the passage down, but you can listen to the full account read by Professor Keith Hanley here.

Listen to the passage or read it carefully; in the next step we are going to make it the focus of a peer review exercise.

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