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Record Number: 17028


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Joseph Arnould to Robert Browning, 27 November 1842: 'Finding it utterly impossible to express in prose the tumult of delight which your most noble Dramatic Lyrics have given me I have ventured as you will see to express, however imperfectly a tithe of what I felt in the following most crude and hasty lines [long poem in heroic couplets follows letter] [...] I wish you could have seen the delight with which my wife & myself devoured your "Pomegranate" & the ringing of "Bells" we set up afterwards [...] you must let me grasp your hand as a friend for "Waring": which I read & reread with tears in my eyes, I KNOW you can guess why [poem was based on Arnould and Browning's mutual friend Alfred Domett].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1842 and 27 Nov 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:

Joseph Arnould

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

12 Nov 1814

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Barrister/journalist

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:

'Waring'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In Bells and Pomegranates III (1842)

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17028

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

6

Page:

174

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 174, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17028, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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