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Record 16114

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Henrietta Moulton-Barrett, from Eastnor Castle, 23-24 February 1827: 'As we were going down the stairs yesterday Lady M. said to me -- "I am reading a little book now called "Miriam"-- if you should happen to meet with it you will find in its early part, one page which puts me strongly in mind of you -- of your character -- but you shall not see it [italics]here[end italics]." I did not know what to say, but felt very uncomfortable & looked very foolish -- promising myself to lay hold of "Miriam" & of Lady Margaret's opinion respecting me, at the first opportunity.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 23 Feb 1827 and 24 Feb 1827
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Herefordshire
specific address: Eastnor Castle
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:Lady Margaret Maria Cocks
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1792
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: aristocrat
Religion: unknown
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: Charlotte Anley
Title: Miriam; Or, the Power of Truth
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1826
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16114  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 2
  Page: 30
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 30,, accessed: 25 June 2019

Additional comments:

See p.31 n.6 in source for quotation of relevant extract from chapter II of text, in which character Miriam described as 'gifted with great intellectual quickness [...] yet with much of what the world would call [italics]romantic[end italics]'.



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