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Record 3867

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter H 85 (Latter half of March 1860) ?Mrs Browning?s verse is capital, but would have been better in prose. It is spoiled for rhyme?s sake.?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Mar 1860
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:John Ruskin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 08 Feb 1819
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer and art critic
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Title: Poems before Congress
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 17 March 1860. First edition.
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3867  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Ruskin
  Editor: Virginia Surtees
  Title: Sublime and InstructiveLetters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 224
  Additional comments: From the editor?s footnote: ?Poems before Congress, by Elizabeth barrett Browning; published on March 17th. Ruskin had received his copy the very same evening.?

Citation: John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and InstructiveLetters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton (London, 1972), p. 224, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3867, accessed: 20 October 2019

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