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Record Number: 16368


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, c.September 1835: 'I have been reading the Bridgewater treatises, -- and am now trying to understand Prout upon chemistry [...] Chalmers's treatise is, as to eloquence, surpassingly beautiful: as to matter, I could not walk with him all the way -- altho' I longed to do it, for he walked on flowers, & under shade'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1835 and 30 Sep 1835

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:

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:

Thomas Chalmers

Title:

On the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God as Manifested in the Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man

Genre:

Other religious, Essays / Criticism, Science, Natural history, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1833; Work was one of group known as the 'Bridgewater Treatises'

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16368

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:

146

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 146, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16368, accessed: 25 May 2024


Additional Comments:

See p.147 n.3 in source for background information on group of essays known as 'Bridgwater Treatises' (authors shared bequest made by Earl of Bridgewater for best work on 'the goodness of God as manifested in the Creation').

   
   
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