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Record Number: 17082


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Robert Browning to Alfred Domett, 13 December 1842: 'The only novelty we have had in books as yet, has been Macaulay's Lays of Rome -- a kind of revenge on that literature which so long plagued ours with Muses, and Apollo, and Luna and all that, -- by taking the stalest subjects in it, and as plentifully bestowing on them the commonplaces of our indigenous ballad-verse -- "Then out spake brave Sir Cocles" -- "Go, hark ye, stout Sir Consul" -- and a deal more: I have only seen extracts, but they gave me this notion.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1842 and 13 Dec 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:

Robert Browning

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 May 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Title:

Lays of Ancient Rome (extracts)

Genre:

Classics, History, Poetry, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

[?] Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, December 1842, in which extracts appeared.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17082

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:

221

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 221, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17082, accessed: 24 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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