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Record Number: 16996


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

William Charles Macready, Jr. to Robert Browning, May 1842: 'My dear Mr Browning 'I was very much obliged to you, for your kind letter. I liked exceedingly the Cardinal and the dog. I have tried to illustrate the poem, and I hope that you will like my attempt.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1842 and 31 May 1842

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:

William Charles Macready

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1832

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

unknown

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:

Robert Browning

Title:

'The Cardinal and the Dog'

Genre:

Poetry, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

16996

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:

329

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 329, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16996, accessed: 23 February 2024


Additional Comments:

See p.330 n.3 in source for further background detail regarding Browning's composition of 'The Cardinal and the Dog' for William Charles Macready Jr (poem not published until 1889, when it appeared, with various changes, in Asolando).

   
   
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