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Record 17261

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to John Kenyon, 22 December 1843: 'I read the "Song of the Shirt" & felt all the power of it. It is not every man -- is it? -- who can prick so into the heart with a needle -- but Hood is an extraordinary writer [...] What tragic passion he throws into that "sti[t]ch sti[t]ch before he has done with it! -- enough to make two or three successful modern tragedies'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 16 Dec 1843 and 22 Dec 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: 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 Hood
Title: 'The Song of the Shirt'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In Punch, 16 December 1843, p.260.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17261  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1990
  Vol: 8
  Page: 100
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1990), 8, p. 100,, accessed: 06 December 2019

Additional comments:



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