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Record Number: 16209


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 11 July 1828: 'I will [italics]not[end italics] keep Miss Muschett's poem, -- notwithstanding your kind permission [...] My general impression of the poem is this, -- that it is very elegantly & feelingly & pleasingly written; but it is deficient in harmony, and the ideas seem to me to be diluted by a [italics]wordiness[end italics] in the expression [...] I like the 20th and 21st stanzas best.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1828 and 11 Jul 1828

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:

Henrietta Muschett

Title:

poem

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

16209

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:

158

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 158, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16209, accessed: 31 March 2023


Additional Comments:

Source editors unable to identify title of poem read; see p.160 n.2 for suggestion that it may have been published anonymously.

   
   
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