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Record Number: 16119


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 11 March 1827: 'I thanked you, in my last note, for sending me your works, -- & now, having read them, I have it in my power to thank you for the pleasure you have afforded me. As you desire me to mention which of the two poems on the calamity at Malvern, I prefer, I will frankly select the [italics]first[end italics], tho' the "Malvern tale" has many lines that interest me, together with a smoothness of versification which is common in your writings. Your prologue & epilogue to St Gregory's poems are elegant; & your preface to that translation, attractive on several accounts. I am not ungrateful to the [italics]Elegy[end italics]: but were I to say on what page I linger longest, I think I should turn at once to your translation from the [italics]Electra[end italics].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 2 Mar 1827 and 11 Mar 1827

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:

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:

Hugh Stuart Boyd

Title:

'Elegy'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16119

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

2

Page:

37-38

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 37-38, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16119, accessed: 21 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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