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Record 17080

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 7 December 1842: 'I like Mary Howitt's lyrical poetry -- ballad poetry, I shd say distinctively, -- and once thought, -- before I had read the "Seven Temptations", that I wd prefer having her genius to work with, than either Mrs Hemans's & [sic] Miss Landon's. The Seven Temptations changed my view, & checked my admiration. She cannot sustain a high song'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1834 and 7 Dec 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: Mary Howitt
Title: The Seven Temptations
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1834
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17080  
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: 204-205
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 204-205,, accessed: 22 August 2019

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