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Record Number: 16313


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 21 January 1831: 'You will lend me Phalaris (will you not?) at some future time -- -- i have read it [italics]once[end italics] thro', -- yet, as there are many things [italics]in[end italics] the book which I should like to read oftener than once, I do not feel quite satisfied, & would bespeak a second loan [...] It is certainly a wonderful work, -- & less wonderful in the extent & depth of its learning, than in the felicity & aptitude & vivacity of that learning's application.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Richard Bentley

Title:

A Dissertation upon the Epistles of Phalaris

Genre:

Classics, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16313

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:

278

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 278, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16313, accessed: 26 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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