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Record Number: 16229


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 'Thursday Morng.', October 1829: 'You will think me very idle when I tell you that the Apologetis is not finished yet. But the Oration on Eutropius [italics]is[end italics]; I have read it twice, -- & I have besides, been reading a little of Longinus's treatise every day, of which I had previously read only own or two chapters [...] the brilliancy of his imaginative powers dazzles you so much, as almost to prevent your perceiving the roughness & cragginess [...] As to the Oration on Eutropius, it has of course delighted me extremely [...] But it has [...] weakness occasioned not merely by [italics]repetition[end italics], but by a super-abundance of supererogatory epithets.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1829 and 31 Oct 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:

St Chrysostom

Title:

'In Eutropium Eunuchum, Patrium et Consulem'

Genre:

Sermon, Other religious, Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16229

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:

217-218

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 217-218, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16229, accessed: 20 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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