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Record Number: 16520


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 3 July 1838: 'I have written to Mr Townsend. The more I read of his poems, the more deeply I feel their beauty. I [italics]did[end italics] read the romance of Mr Osggood [sic].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 21 Jun 1838 and 13 Jul 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:

Frances Sargent Osgood

Title:

'romance'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16520

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:

58

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 58, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16520, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Source eds suggest that text read may have been Frances Sargent Osgood, 'Elfrida, A Dramatic Poem in Five Acts,' in Osgood's A Wreath of Wild Flowers from New England (1838); also suggest that '"Mr" is either a slip of the pen or EBB is confusing "Frances" and "Francis"' (see p.59 n.15).

   
   
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