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Record Number: 16532


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett, invalid, to Mary Russell Mitford, 10 April 1839: 'What can I do bound hand and foot in this wilderness, in the way of book-ferreting? with a physician who groans in the spirit whenever he sees within my reach any book larger & graver looking than "the last new octavo neatly bound"? [...] but you tempted me with Bishop Andrews, the Bishop is in folio, & I was in an obstinate fit -- & I [italics]did[end italics] read -- -- & [italics]was[end italics] scolded'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1839 and 10 Apr 1839

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Torquay

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:

Lancelot Andrewes

Title:

Sermons

Genre:

Sermon, Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Folio

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16532

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:

131

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 131, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16532, accessed: 13 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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