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Record Number: 16503


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 1 January 1838: 'In my childish days & for some days afterwards I have read & re-read Miss Seward's Letters. They had a charm for me notwithstanding their vanity & elaborateness & bombast; and that charm was from the earnest love of poetic literature with which they are penetrated, & the generous thoughts & feelings which light them up.'

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:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

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:

Anna Seward

Title:

Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1811

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16503

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

4

Page:

4-5

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 4-5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16503, accessed: 25 July 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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