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Record 17093

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 5 January 1843: 'It is many years since I looked at Ossian; & I never did much delight in him as that fact proves. Since your letter came I have taken him up again -- & have just finished 'Carthon' -- There are beautiful passages in it [...] But [...] nothing is articulate -- nothing [italics]individual[end italics], nothing various.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1842 and 5 Jan 1843
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: James Macpherson (as 'Ossian')
Title: 'Carthon'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17093  
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: 268
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 268,, accessed: 25 August 2019

Additional comments:



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