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Record Number: 16859


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Thomas Westwood, 5 February 1842: 'I [italics]was[end italics] and [italics]am[end italics] very grateful to you for the gift of your poems [...] my pencil has marked my favourites. I like, among others, that song with the pretty wild measure, about the summer, and the song to spring about the "bright-vein'd flowers"'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1842 and 5 Feb 1842

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Thomas Westwood

Title:

Poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1840

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

16859

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

5

Page:

234

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 234, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16859, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Pieces named from this text are 'An Expostulation to Summer on Her Premature Departure', and 'A Song of Spring'.

   
   
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