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Record 3875

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter of Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning, May 7 1846 ?Miss Heaton ? told me yesterday that the poetess proper of the city of Leeds was ?Mrs A.? ? as she lives in Leeds and write verses we call her our poetess! ? her ?Spirit of the Woods,? and of the ?Flowers? has been much admired I assure you.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Leeds
   
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:Ellen Heaton
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 18 Nov 1816
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Woman with private means, art collector
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: Rebecca Hey
Title: The Moral of Flowers (1833) and The Spirit of the Woods (1837)
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3875  
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: 258-9 (appendix B)
  Additional comments: The letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett, 1845-6, 1899, ii, pp.133-4. The letter goes on to explain that the poetess?s name was ?Mrs Hey?. From the editor?s footnote: ?Mrs Rebecca Hey had written three books, published in Leeds, The Moral of Flowers (1833), The Spirit of the Woods (1837), Recollections of the Lakes and other Poems, (1841)

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. 258-9 (appendix B), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3875, accessed: 24 October 2019

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