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Record 16981

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Elizabeth Barrett to George Goodin Moulton-Barrett, 30 March 1842: 'I have been reading Emerson -- He does away with individuality & personality in a most extraordinary manner -- teaching that [...] every man's being is a kind of Portico to the God Over-soul -- with Deity for background [...] there are heresies as thick as blackberries. Still the occasional beauty of thought & expression, & the noble erectness of the thinking faculty gave me "wherewithal to glory".'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1842 and 30 Mar 1842
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: Writers
Religion: Evangelical
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Title: unknown
Genre: Other religious, Essays / Criticism, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 16981  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: 5
  Page: 290
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 290, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=16981, accessed: 06 December 2019

Additional comments:

See p.292 n.4 in source for eds' suggestions as to possible texts read.

 

 

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