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Record 16368

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, c.September 1835: 'I have been reading the Bridgewater treatises, -- and am now trying to understand Prout upon chemistry [...] Chalmers's treatise is, as to eloquence, surpassingly beautiful: as to matter, I could not walk with him all the way -- altho' I longed to do it, for he walked on flowers, & under shade'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Sep 1835 and 30 Sep 1835
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: n/a
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: Thomas Chalmers
Title: On the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God as Manifested in the Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man
Genre: Other religious, Essays / Criticism, Science, Natural history, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1833; Work was one of group known as the 'Bridgewater Treatises'
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16368  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: 3
  Page: 146
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 146,, accessed: 20 August 2019

Additional comments:

See p.147 n.3 in source for background information on group of essays known as 'Bridgwater Treatises' (authors shared bequest made by Earl of Bridgewater for best work on 'the goodness of God as manifested in the Creation').



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