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Record Number: 16506


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to John Kenyon, c. February 1838: 'I [italics]will[end italics] thank you for all the pleasure I have had in reading these poems -- so full of strong thoughts & lovely stedfast feelings [...] "Moonlight" is full of beauty [...] Of the "occasional verses" [...] I like least the "neglected wife" & like most [...] "music" -- & "Bromfield Churchyard", & "Reminiscence", & the "Two harps" & the powerful "Destiny"'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Feb 1838 and 28 Feb 1838

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:

John Kenyon

Title:

poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16506

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:

12

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 12, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16506, accessed: 29 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Poems read included in Kenyon's published collection, Poems: For the Most part Occasional, which appeared after April 1838 (see p.11 n.2 in source).

   
   
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