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Record Number: 16064


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At four and a half my great delight was poring over fairy phenomenons and the actions of necromancers -- & the seven champions of Christendom in "Popular tales" has beguiled many a weary hour.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 6 Mar 1806 and 30 Jun 1818

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:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Evangelical

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Richard Johnson

Title:

The Famous Historie of the Seven Champions of Christendom

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1579

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16064

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

1

Page:

349

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 1, p. 349, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16064, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Evidence from Elizabeth Barrett's 'Glimpses into My Own Life and Literary Character' (composed 1820). Source editors note that "The Seven Champions of Christendom" did not appear in Maria Edgeworth's Popular Tales (p.349 n.6).

   
   
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