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Record Number: 16327


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 24 March 1832: 'When I had Payne Knight here, I took the trouble of counting the number of lines he has thought proper to leave out of his Homer. If I make no mistake, about 2500 lines are left out of his Iliad, and 1926, out of his Odyssey. Is not this atrox [horrible]?'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Herefordshire
specific address: Hope End

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:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

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:

Homer

Title:

Carmina Homerica

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Ed. Richard Payne Knight, 1808

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16327

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

3

Page:

9

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 9, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16327, accessed: 29 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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