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Record Number: 16220


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 16 May 1829: 'I have actually & absolutely finished the seven hundred & thirty one lines of Gregory Nazianzen's poem In laudem virginitatis. It will be impossible for me to forget the exact number, as long as I live! I began the poem with the very best intentions of being pleased & interested. At the end of two hundred lines, my Patience became restless & uncomfortable, but took courage & toiled on; & then grew feverish & spasmodically affected, -- & finally sank under accumulations of dulness & dryness & heaviness & tediousness & lengthiness, between the 400th & 500th lines [goes on to discuss piece critically and in detail].]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1829 and 16 May 1829

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:

Gregory Nazianzen

Title:

In laudem virginitatis

Genre:

Other religious, Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16220

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:

195

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 195, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16220, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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