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Record Number: 16307


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 29 January 1830: 'As you like epigrams, & are not likely to have met with one which I met with yesterday in the Times newspaper, & thought ingenious, I will write it down. The subject is Mr [Martin Archer] Shee's election to the office of President, in the room of Sir Thomas Lawrence, -- a circumstance unexpected by any person, -- Mr Shee being better known by his "Rhymes on Art" than by his practice in art. '"Pictoribus atque poetis, Quidlibet audendi" -- 'Lo! Painting crowns her sister Poesy -- The world is all astonished! So is [italics]She[end italics].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

28 Jan 1830

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:

Title:

Latin epigraph

Genre:

Classics, Poetry, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

In The Times, 28 January 1830

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16307

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:

234

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 234, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16307, accessed: 24 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Source eds notes that Barrett slightly misquotes translation of epigram (see p.235 n.5).

   
   
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