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Record Number: 16213


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 26-27 September 1828: 'On opening your book to look for Joan of Arc, I came upon your translation of the beautiful episode in the Georgics [i.e. "The Death of Orpheus and Eurydice"] [...] Did I not once tell you how much I admired this translation? I believe I did -- but I must say it over again.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1828 and 28 Sep 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:

Hugh Stuart Boyd

Title:

Thoughts on an Illustrious Exile

Genre:

Other religious, Classics, Essays / Criticism, History, Poetry, Biography, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1825

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16213

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:

168

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 168, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16213, accessed: 25 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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