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Record 24325

Reading Experience:

'[in Boston Mrs Ward] met the fine old veteran, Mrs Julia Ward Howe, author of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic", who had lately brought out her memoirs. Mrs Ward had been somewhat wickedly amused by certain passages in the latter: "Imagine Mrs Ward Howe declaring in public that a poem of hers, which a critic had declared to be in 'pitiable hexameters' (English of course) was not 'in hexameters at all - it was in pentameters of my own make - I never followed any special school or rule!' - I have been gurgling over that in bed this morning".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: From: 13 Apr 1908
Country: America
Time: n/a
Place: city: Boston
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:Mary Augusta Ward
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 11 Jun 1851
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: America
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Julia Ward Howe
Title: Reminiscences
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 24325  
Source - Print  
  Author: Janet Penrose Trevelyan
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1923
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 213
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Janet Penrose Trevelyan, The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward (London, 1923), p. 213,, accessed: 02 June 2020

Additional comments:



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