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Record 16209

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 11 July 1828: 'I will [italics]not[end italics] keep Miss Muschett's poem, -- notwithstanding your kind permission [...] My general impression of the poem is this, -- that it is very elegantly & feelingly & pleasingly written; but it is deficient in harmony, and the ideas seem to me to be diluted by a [italics]wordiness[end italics] in the expression [...] I like the 20th and 21st stanzas best.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jun 1828 and 11 Jul 1828
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:Elizabeth Barrett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 6 Mar 1806
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Evangelical
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: Henrietta Muschett
Title: poem
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 16209  
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: 158
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 158,, accessed: 29 May 2020

Additional comments:

Source editors unable to identify title of poem read; see p.160 n.2 for suggestion that it may have been published anonymously.



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