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Record Number: 16314


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Ann Lowry Boyd, c. April 1831: 'For the last week I have not been at all well, & indeed was obliged yesterday to go to bed after breakfast instead of after tea, where I contrived to abstract myself out of a good deal of pain into Lord Byron's Life by Moore.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1831 and 30 Apr 1831

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Herefordshire
specific address: Hope End
other location: in bed

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:

Thomas Moore

Title:

Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: with Notices of His Life

Genre:

Poetry, Biography, Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

16314

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:

289

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 289, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16314, accessed: 23 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Source eds note copy of text lent to Barrett by 'Mrs Ricardo'; see p.290 n.2, and Letter 406 (p.290), in which Barrett also reports, to Hugh Stuart Boyd, that 'I read it with so much interest, that it was finished on the day after it was begun, -- & I could scarcely dine, or drink tea, or go to sleep, in the meantime.'

   
   
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