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Record 17013

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 30 August 1842: 'Romilly's memoirs have interest [...] Not that I am an enthusiast about [italics]him[end italics] [...] it is wonderful & chilling to me, his unconsciousness, -- apparent at least & unbroken to the observation, by voice or sign, throughout these memoirs, -- of the Spiritual Realities beyond his humanity. Is it not so? I think it was my impression.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1840 and 30 Aug 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: 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: Samuel Romilly
Title: Memoirs of the Life of Sir Samuel Romilly, Written by Himself
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Politics, Law
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1840
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17013  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: 6
  Page: 63
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 63,, accessed: 18 August 2019

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